“what progress, you ask, have i made? i have begun to be a friend to myself.”
it loses something in the defining. it sanitizes the binge and downplays it; it’s a tidy description for something that is panicked, frantic, violent, destructive, and soul destroying.
“avoid anxious thoughts. if you want to make progress, stop feeling anxious about things.” thanks, tips. if i could avoid anxious feelings, i wouldn’t be in this mess.
don’t let your actions cause harm. it’s elegantly practical. i wonder why it’s such a struggle to apply this rule to ourselves?