Since you are, no doubt, your own harshest critic.
Since you often look at yourself and see a mass of flaws.
Since your body-centric frustrations seem impossible to shake off.
Since constant self-loathing can exhaust you into depression.
Since permission can be key to unlocking self-acceptance and forgiveness.
Since you are so much more glorious than you realize and so much more worthy than you know, I am giving you a pass.
Today, whenever you look at your thighs and wish they were smaller, look at your wrinkles and wish they were gone, look at your reflection and wish it was different, I want you to think of me. Think of me saying, “YOU! You’re amazing. You are a stunning, luminous creature of beauty and there is no one else like you in this big, beauty-filled world. I see exactly how gorgeous you are, and I celebrate you.”
And if that’s too long-winded, just stick with, “You’re amazing.”
Because you are. And the more you practice dismissing those self-inflicted body critiques, the easier it will become to acknowledge and accept just how amazing you are. The more you practice rerouting negative self-talk, the easier it will become to love your body just as it is. The more you practice kindness toward your physical form, the easier it will become to feel radiantly beautiful every single day.
I’m giving you a pass today. But maybe tomorrow you can give yourself one.
Image courtesy Dyanna.
Originally posted 2011-05-26 06:17:06.