Imagine walking frequently down a street where a building is being constructed. Day after day, for many months, you pass by what seems to be an empty lot. And then one day, rather suddenly, up goes some scaffolding, and before you know it, a huge building appears. It seems as though it went up overnight.
This is not unlike the recovery process from disordered eating. For a long time it seems as though nothing is happening, no progress is being made. But in actuality, much is happening. It’s just that it’s been taking place in the realm of the invisible.
As with the building, much time needs to go into the preparation, into planning, and laying a foundation that can fully support a new structure, one that can last over time.
Some days it may seem like there is no progress being made, or even, that you are moving backward, but trust that this is not the case. Each day brings an invitation to continue on from where you are. To keep beginning.