Why are we fat? No, not how do bodies become fat -- that's not what I'm asking. Rather, what is the divine purpose in living our lives in fat bodies?
One of my beliefs is that the circumstances of our lives are part of the Universe's way of teaching us what we need to learn, and/or guiding us to find and fulfill our purpose for being here. So, does it not then make sense that, for the millions of us who find ourselves living our lives large, subjected to all the anti-fat bias in our culture, and to all our unique challenges of daily living, that there be some divine purpose in our fat?
What does living fat teach us? What is it teaching me?
I suppose recipients of any social prejudice could learn strength, persistance, compassion, faith, humilty -- probably many other teachings as well -- from surviving, and thriving,in the face of bigotry. There is certainly learning on so many levels when one moves -- individually and as a part of a group -- from victimhood to empowerment. (A terrific book on this subject is David Emerald's The Power of TED: The Empowerment Dynamic.)
But what might be the unique learning and specific guidance one can receive from living fat?
I only have glimpses of answers for myself -- one is something about really occupying my space; another is something about heaviness of spirit.
I yearn to hear from you, dear reader, your thoughts on this question: what might be the divine purpose in your living a fat life? Please, click on Comment and let me know.