Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Some are healthy, others are frail. Some seem perfectly tuned for athletic expression and others show more subtle strengths and talents. But a person’s mental image of their body does not always match reality. The beautiful can see themselves as ugly, and the strong as weak. Losing those few pounds or lifting that much more at the gym will not alter how a person sees themselves, unless they’ve first seen a true picture of themselves that goes beyond their body.
While a person’s health can shape their identity, so too can a person’s perception of their health and body. Whether your struggle is your health, your physical abilities, or your perception of the same, the path forward will land in knowing who you are beyond your body, your abilities, or your beauty.