I remember the time distinctly
Around 15 years ago
It was when I was living in Thailand
Up until that point I wore too much make-up
Made too much of an effort with my appearance
Took too many drugs
And my self-esteem was low
What I realised was that I was hiding
Behind the intoxication
Behind the veil of smoke between me and the world (I smoked between 30 – 50 per day)
Behind the layers of mascara and face paint
It was of course a pivotal moment
One I will never forget
And I would not be the same again
IT WAS THE REALISATION THAT WHAT I NATURALLY HAD,
From that moment on I stopped dying my hair
Wearing nail polish
And since that day I have only worn foundation a couple of times for ‘special’ occasions (and felt like a clown each time).
I realised that my hair suited me better its natural colour
I saw how my skin glowed with nothing covering it up
Was so much more fun to be around sober
And that I didn’t need to cover myself up any longer
To say I felt free is an understatement!
It was a coming home
And although it would take me another 10 years to fully shake the addictions, I had begun my journey back to myself, my TRUE self
I don’t pretend anything to anyone now
I am who I am and if we resonate with each other great
And if we don’t then that is fine also
I no longer try to be all things to all people
So I ask you today to take a look at how YOU are covering up your truth
What mask are you wearing?
It’s time to wake up
You are amazing
Without the booze, drugs, hair-dye, make-up etc…..
Member Quote Of The Day.
In this section you will read something that has been said by one of the Quantum Sobriety Online Programme members over in the very lively private forum: