There is nothing worse than being blind other than having sight and no vision. Be it that you have no vision for your life, or be it that your literal vision of yourself is impaired, sight without vision is tragic.
It is often hard for others to believe and understand just how severe my body dysmorphia and self-perception was when I was deep in the depths of my eating disorder. To the outsider, I looked fine, healthy and happy. On the inside, I was dying and without vision, both literally and figuratively. What I saw in the mirror was a distorted version of the truth, as if my eyes were covered by a filmy substance that warped my vision and glazed over the reality of who I really was.
We all have days in which what we see in ourselves isn’t how we really look. We have spotty moments of impaired vision — both in the mirror and in how we dream and goal-set — and the best way to overcome these moments of haze is to catch ourselves and proactively change our vision. Wipe the filminess from your eyes when it forms. Believe that you are beautiful. Believe that you have great things ahead of you, and refuse to have sight and no vision.