ANOREXIA

ANOREXIA

For how long was I asleep?  Hard to say.

I was in a spiritual coma, in the dark night of my soul.

When I emerged from the depth of my oblivion,

I found that Denial had been my steady bed companion.

 

“Anorexia” was the first word coming to mind.

It struck me like lightning and chased away my sleepy friend.

I summoned all of my courage and took a good look at myself

In the full body mirror which reflected my Self image.

 

What I saw was not pleasant and it made me quite frantic.

I was the shadow of my Self, like the ghost in my attic.

Yes, I had starved my higher Self for so long

That it had lost its appetite and its appeal:

It was frail, feather light, in dire need of TLC.

 

Dear God, what have I done to myself?

I thought I had it all:

A bank account, food in the fridge,

A picket fence, a fancy car,

And each Thursday I played the bridge…

And yet, I felt hollow and this caused me great sorrow.

 

Distracted by life’s pleasures, I had neglected what mattered most.

My outer shell was well preserved and my face was wrinkleless,

Yet my soul was anorexic and this was quite pathetic.

 

I gathered some data about spiritual nutrition:

I broke my fast with a hearty bowl of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”

I signed up for Tai Chi and practiced Stillness daily.

I abandoned my comfort zone and learned to flex my soul muscles.

 

Whenever life challenges weighted heavily on me,

I stepped up my regimen and increased my calories.

I persevered, I stayed with it.  My soul gained weight,

It had a shape!

 

I finally got to the point where I dared take a “selfie”.

And compared it with a “Before” snap shot taken of me

At the onset of my enrollment in this spiritual boot camp.

 

The transformation was noticeable!  I was pleased with the result:

A well toned soul in harmony with its carnal envelope,

Exuding some vibrancy unknown to me previously.

I had acquired an appetite for ethnic foods of all types:

Indian, oriental, Italian… they were tasty, I tried them all

And developed a rich palate and a taste for so much more…

 

Author: 
Anyas
Date: 
Sun, 11/30/2014