Over the last few weeks I’ve come to a bit of a self-realization. The society we live in is constantly tugging at our perception of beauty and health when it comes to the human body. In a way, it’s a bit of a twisted and ironic, love-hate thing going on where society tells you to love who you are and then bombards you with images of beauty that is not only unrealistic, but in some cases unattainable.
I’ve grown up hating my body, constantly reprimanding myself with superficial thoughts of being too fat or too skinny, or even my skin isn’t clear enough or my eyebrows aren’t plucked to perfection. But, over the last few years I’ve seen what the human body is capable of, and specifically, learned what it is incapable of. I’ve, unfortunately, seen people close to me succumb to illness (the scary sick ones, not just petty colds and stuff) In some cases, these people flat out lost their battles with these disease and observing all of this I’ve had the eye opening experience of realizing how fortunate I am to have a body that is healthy, unique, and beautiful in its own way. It’s the first and only body I get and while I realize there are flaws, I am so fortunate to have it.
So, in the new year, I want to start a revolution in my mind and fight back against the pedantic plaguing thoughts planted by societies standards and learn to love my body. By no means does this mean that I am going to stop being insecure over night, but the mere thought of befriending my body and accepting it for what it is, is the first step to being happy with my with who I am in the long run. More importantly to take advantage of the beauty in this life I am so fortunate to have. It’s not going to be easy, but it is most certainly worth it.
I challenge you to do the same. Start a mental revolution with me
embrace your self! your curves, your lack of curves, then freckles, and birth marks, the color of your skin, eyes and hair. everything about is your is perfect for you! embrace them! And stop hating your beautiful body!
You are amazing and it’s time you realize it!
All my love,