Wednesday, 4 November 2015

#337

"Forget about self-image and self-judgement. It's about self-love, and no one teaches you that at school. No one teaches you that if you accept and love yourself, nothing and no one can touch you. This is the only face and body you're ever going to get, so be comfortable and happy in it. Own it. Own every aspect of who you are and present it to the world with the utmost pride." Connor Franta

Your body image refers to how you see yourself, and negative body image is an unrealistic view of how you see yourself. 

Many people have a negative view toward some part of their body, their face, teeth, hair, height, thighs etc. Generally speaking, women seem to have the monopoly on negative body image. Obviously men are not exempt, but women are way ahead in the game of shame. Beauty is important in the female world. 

I think, in the big picture, this is advantageous for the female race. Due to the feelings of inadequacy they have suffered, they have begun the journey of discovery. When you finally get tired of everyone's opinion, specifically your own judgment, about what is wrong with you; you may just look within and attempt to rid yourself of negative self-thoughts. 

This is the beginning. There is nothing wrong with you, only what you conjure up in your own mind. You are not happy with your body or face, well it's the only one you have. So what good does it do to be unhappy about it? That 'flaw' is only a flaw if you allow it to be. Your body has carried you this far, and people love you no matter how you look. Truth be told, the people that love you don't notice any flaws they only see someone they love. Shouldn't you give yourself the benefit of the doubt and try that approach? 
"Own every aspect of who you are and present it to the world with the utmost pride."