And yet, if we are willing to be truly honest about where we are in life, it's a gift of freedom. From there, we can get to where we want to be by making changes in the right direction- towards better living and better health. But as long as we tell ourselves that we are fine and we are good and we are happy; as long as we step around and over our real reality with excuses and justifications and denial, we give up our options. Denial imprisons us as surely as bars on the door and iron locks.
I am willing to be honest about the realities of my life, and I summon the courage to make appropriate changes where they are called for.