[I GOT TRIGGERED BY SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES ME AND I NEED TO GET THIS OFF MY CHEST]
On one hand, I see where people are coming from when they get 'heated' over the fact that a woman posted a booty pic or a body pic of the sorts on social media for the 'world to see' but on the other hand I truly question the person judging them.
I just watched a video of a woman who I follow and have respect for call out other women in the fitness industry for doing this.
I was shocked by the hatred spewing in her passionate voice. Exclaiming that it was a lack of self-respect and that they have no way of getting real inspired followers through that and I was amazed when she continued to say that that is not how it 'needs to be' and how so many people in the industry 'sexualize' their bodies to 'gain followers' or 'sell a product/service'.
Of course it doesn't 'need to be' that way. But it also doesn't 'need to be' any way specifically. The 'Sexualize' part can only be determined by the person viewing it. So many people talk before they truly read into what the message is beneath surface level.
Here is what I have to say.
If you want to post a photo butt naked, do it.
If you want to post a photo wearing a sumo wrestler suit walking down the street, do it.
If you want to sell a back pack with a bikini on, do it.
If you want to sell a program with a photo of your body, do it.
If you want to talk about your beliefs, do it.
If you have a message you want to share, share it.
If you want to post a photo of your pimples, do it.
If you want to post a photo of your partners, do it.
I will ALWAYS urge you to BE YOU 100%
If you question doing these things, feel 'forced' to, or 'like it is the only way', or 'you have to', then I urge you to truly look within and ask yourself what do you really, reallly want to do.
Self-Respect is only CREATED BY YOU, not by others.
To give into the standards of what society believes to be right or wrong is basically filtering yourself and the expression of your soul.
CHOOSE your own standards. CHOOSE everything in your life.
My naked soul allows me to respect and love every part of myself.
My version of self-respect can be very different than someone else's. But I still respect and appreciate all opinions. I don't mind if you believe a booty pic is a bad thing, I also don't mind if you think it is a good thing. What I care about is the MESSAGE, the SOUL, you know, all the things that go past surface level....
Leadership is not forcing others to follow your way and your way only. Leadership in my mind comes from truly empowering others to radiate and love every ounce of their soul so much that they feel confident and fulfilled when sharing it to the world to make an impact, even if it is on one person.
To me, wearing a bikini and telling my story is no different than me wearing pajamas and telling my story. You guys get both versions of me because it is not my outer wear which determines the inside of my soul and the journey I have been on.
I have been down the rabbit hole of trying to please people with my photos. Now? I don't really care, if I want to post it and I know it will fulfill the intentions I have set around it, then I am posting it.
I don't think much about it because, afterall, the story, the journey, and the person inside matters more than what you look like, what you are wearing, or what you are sharing.
I believe in TOTALLY AND UNAPOLOGETICALLY LOVING YOURSELF.
This is not to start a war or a fight with the beautiful perspectives in the universe. This is to share my message.
Again, YOU are SOOO much deeper than surface level.
Honor your soul for that, honor yourself, and honor your heart.
This is why I believe so strongly in my message of helping others to focus on Building More Than Just a Body.
Now go unleash yourself to the world.
The world needs you and everything you have to offer, no matter how different or out of the box you may be, I guarantee, someone needs your message, your spirit, and your genuine voice to be heard.
Love yourself, because the more love you have for yourself then the more love you will radiate out into the world, and thus, the more love you will receive.
It is all a cycle afterall...
With my love and deep appreciation for your unique soul,
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
P.S. What do you think? I would love to know!