Recently I was driving by and saw this sign and it made me really think about the struggle that we all face in really living in the body that we have. More often then not I find myself looking at others and then comparing myself. Quickly my thoughts shift into anxiety and frustration with my looks and my body shape.
Too often we let society dictate what is considered beautiful and we then become obsessed with trying to measure up to unrealistic beauty standards. That’s why, that sign post made me stop and think.
What if we stopped looking outside of ourselves and grading our bodies based on everyone else out there!
What if we started to focus on living in the body that we have! I find that to be to be so freeing …. To notice all that I can do! to Learn how to Live In the now not the someday or when my body is perfect. haha! no body is going to be perfect.
There is much more to experience in life than using my energy to compare and then critique myself. It seems to me that valuing myself for who I am and what I want my life to be about is more important use of my time and energy. Besides I don’t want to live life dictated by society and what is in this week and may be out the next.
There is more to life then looking and looking for something outside of myself to satisfy when satisfaction and acceptance is found within myself. Finding acceptance and grace from within is more powerful and always more satisfying.