I was inspired to write this post tonight by a friend of mine who is afraid to look at herself in the mirror. She told me that her challenge was her lack of self-compassion.
And I thought that it that might be you too right now, as it was me as well many years ago.
Now when I look back at pictures, I find that version of myself sweet and beautiful. Back then I hated every picture taken!
It took me a while to change the code of my being, but it has been such a rewarding process and so worth it.
We own it to ourselves to bring more self-compassion into our lives because it just makes living so much easier.
You might ask what is up with this idea that we all have in our heads at times, to spend so much energy criticizing and judging ourselves? Is it that we are wired to look for perfection all of the time? Why do we want perfect everything – the ideal hair, the ideal body, the ideal relationship, the ideal car, the ideal career…
Many of us can spend huge amounts of time and energy putting ourselves down for not having it all. For not fitting into the perfection program, for not looking or sounding super successful to the world.
The irony is that we all know deep in our hearts that this picture is dead wrong, that perfection is always woven into imperfection.
I have a suggestion for you tonight. Let’s start changing the code of this faulty wiring by writing a new song about ourselves.
Imagine if everyone of us decided to write a song to celebrate our lives, and all of our beautiful creations, including our bodies?
What would your song sound like?
Make this your summertime goal.
Find the time and spend a quiet moment writing your song and celebrating yourself. It is healthy for you to remember who you are, to remember where you have been, and who you have become.
Spend a memorable time in gratitude, and pen a new loving harmony. Love your song and love your life.
Enjoy everything about you going forward!