WHAT A BACKWARDS WAY TO LIVE...hating yourself for everything you 'stand against'...?
Preaching that, it's not about your body or your skin or your hair or your looks.
Asking for love from others that goes deeper than skin deep.
Seeking peace from discrimination and biases regarding your physical appearance.
Announcing that none of how we look will matter at the end of the day.
Then living the opposite truth?
Living through your limiting belief patterns.
'I'm not pretty enough'
'I have a weird body'
'I don't like the way my skin looks'
'I hate my hair'
'*Insert other toxic self loathing here*'
Do you see what I'm getting at?
Wake up people.
I have a serious #lovenudge for you today...
You're bringing this upon yourselves.
(Yep, I said it!)
If we fight for the truth that we want to be seen beyond skin deep then we must first see ourselves past surface level.
"But I mean, it's the industries fault, it's the magazines, it's this it's that"
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY WILL YOU?
I mean seriously.
Don't you want to love yourself so much that;
-Seeing a girl with airbrushed legs isn't an attack on 'how you should be' but rather a beautiful representation of art and magic?
-Being told you should consider the food you're eating isn't an attack against your body but a loving service to your body?
-Seeing a number on the scale for the shits and giggles of knowing gravity's impact on you versus a defining factor of your own self worth?
-Seeing a thin girl photographed in a magazine and loving that it is a beautiful representation that all bodies are different and actually noticing the photo of the 20+ other people in the magazine who aren't 'thin' or 'touched up' rather than just noticing a skinny girl and assuming THAT is how you should be?
-Seeing 'No carb snack' and recognizing that it's a great option for someone with sensitivities or for long lasting energy from a fat source versus seeing it as a label and a suggestion that YOU shouldn't be eating carbs?
I mean seriously????
STOP RUNNING FROM THE WORLD IN WHICH YOUUUU ARE CREATING IN YOUR OWN MIND.
You want to change the way the world works?
Consider all perspectives first.
Unfortunately we are seeking the negatives in the things we see so we can fight, argue, and stand up the the man.
We see the things in which we want to change within ourselves. We think it's an attack or a sign that we 'shouldn't be that way or live that way'
What Kind of BS is that?!
Last time I checked;
-You are the only one who can define yourself.
-You are the only one who should choose your values (and if they are different than someone else's than that's GREAT be proud of it!).
-You are the one who determines your reality.
I'm not here to tell you how to live your life, because if I was, this post would be different.
You have a frikkin choice.
But you can't deny the fact that what you are seeing in your outer world is a reflection of what you are feeling inside?
Granted, there will be things that trigger you (maybe even me), shake you up, or make you want to stand up and change the world. And guess what? YOU SHOULD!!!!
But peace and love for all bodies does not come from labeling people as;
-*Insert other weird hypocritical label here*
Peace and love for your body and all bodies resides in acceptance and taking responsibility for the truth of a situation.
If you don't know the truth, don't judge.
Maybe that person who is 'too skinny' is healthier than EVER!
Or that 'fatty' yeah no issues or even signs of potential health problems.
Or the girls who were pictures and labeled as 'curvy' who maybe were learning to love their bodies and their curves for that.
(Which by the way, everyone has curves as straight lines don't exist naturally lol)
The point is, throwing out your magazines, or your scales, or your health recommendations with numbers and guidance is NOT GOING TO CHANGE HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOURSELF.
Your standards, my standards, everyone's standards for themselves and even of others is D I F F E R E N T. (thankfully)
Changing the physical world won't change how you feel about your physical body.
You're allowed to want change.
You're allowed to want to be more x,y, or z.
You're allowed to count your calories, your macros, your measurements and your weight.
You do as you damn well want.
But please, when it comes to defining yourself, stick to your own damn standards.
-Love that goes beyond the surface?
-Defining factors of who you are that are only made by your character?
-No bias and judgement based on your body, skin, hair, or looks?
Ya. Those standards.
When you truly love yourself there is nothing that can get in the way of that. It's unconditional...
...Could stop you from living by your standards and creating the most healthy environment for your soul to live in.
When you DETACH from the preconceived/conditioned notions that these things are bad and step into the belief that they have the power to serve you, you have found peace within your body.
If you can't count a calorie without feeling shit about yourself, that's not love.
If you can't see a number on a scale without feeling shit about yourself, that's not love.
If you have to throw away all your magazines and close your eyes walking by a news stand or a clothing store, that's not love.
If your love is unconditional, none of that actually phases you.
It all becomes noise.
It all becomes a 'thing'.
It all becomes 'whatever'
Because you don't need anything or anyone else defining you when you've already found the deepest love within.
You know this work, that I do, has always gone beyond surface level. And when I say we are building more than just a body I mean we are truly building. More. Than. Just. A body.
Share this blog post with someone who needs the reminder.
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit
Building More Than Just a Body
P.S what do you think about this?
#lovenudge #selflove #truthbomb