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Finding Peace & Presence Underwater

By Underwater Cat.

I have always loved being in the water since I was a baby. I was told that I would clench tightly to the bathing pail when it’s time to dry and dress up. When I was about ten years old, my parents enrolled me in swimming classes. I loved them. But at the same time, I was also struggling with distorted self-image, thinking that I don’t have the type of body “suitable” to be in a swimsuit. Eventually, I stopped swimming because I felt so ashamed of my body.