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Life has many directions, lessons and paths. I believe I was put on the one I currently am on for a reason. I am learning new methods and rediscovering myself inside and out on a continuous basis.
In my past my visions and thinking were only black and white. There was rarely middle ground. My art and photography focused on that as well. Before I became ill, I was my own worst enemy. I didn’t love myself or find anything beautiful inside or outside of me. A troubled and abusive past played a part a large part in my self loathing and anxiety.
Many years later, I look back on the woman I was and I can’t help but be angry at her. She was full of life, had perfect health, was slim, worked out, with a full time job.
Currently, due to chronic illness, I am no longer slim, I can’t ‘work out’ or work for that matter and have difficulties performing activities of my daily living.
BUT there is a wonderful, beautiful, profound difference!
Now I can see the light, I can find love and beauty within, I am surrounded by so many positive people, friends, teachers. It is truly amazing how someone’s mind/heart/soul can change with unconditional love.
For the first time in my life I can see things I was forever blind to.
I believe anyone is capable of change, if they desire it within, and have a positive network of people in their life to support them and steer them towards the light in times of darkness!
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