Where are we going? With our life? Our world? Our future?
The constant dynamic of girls or women not being happy with themselves is becoming one of the most prevelant problems in the western world.
My daughter won't wear certain shirts to school because someone told her she looked fat in it: She's 8. In Grade Three. I have to try to talk to my daughter about why, in her heart, she has to believe her shirt is nice and not whether someone thinks it looks "fat" or not. Coincindentally she earned that shirt by being involved in a race where she trained for 8 weeks to log her miles to run a "marafun". Her final 1.2 km of the 42 km marathon was completed at the race with all the other children - who also kept track of their mileage.
She is strong and stubborn. I have no clue where that came from?? But she is crushed so easily by words as we all have been in life. I'm sure we can all remember the time someone told us our hair, shirt, pants, face, nose, body etc. was ugly. And I'm sure we all agreed with them at the time. Someone can say something to you once but WE are the ones that repeat it over and over in our heads confirming what they said to us. We believe it unequivocally once we repeat to ourselves. It is like saying, "Wow how did they know that too?"
What we need to change is the judgment others pass onto us. Well, that will never change; there will always be people who have opinions that are ignorant. What we need to change is how we react to it. Do you believe it or realize that you are NOT what that person says to you unless you want to believe it and agree with them.
Define yourself, don't give the power to others. Period.
Maybe by doing this we will slowly change the world one person at a time. One mind, one thought, one body, one opinion.
Read my bio if you want to know who I am, I can answer the question at any point in time. The question is: do you know who you are?
Answer that and you've begun to unlock a great power. It doesn't have to be "perfect" just honest.
I Live Life Now