“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”– Buddha
Sometimes I wonder if everything I do is truly for me. The way I dress, the way I talk, the way I behave, down to the make-up I put on my face. Am I doing it for myself? Or am I doing it for others?
Being true to myself is very new territory for me. Not that I didn’t stand up for my own beliefs and things I am passionate about. I always have, but the new me, the me I’m just starting to get to know has a whole different way to deal with things. To feel situations and to listen to what my soul says then take action, that’s something I’m still getting used to.
The first step is to love and truly accept who you are and be fine with who you truly are. Good or bad, take it all and contemplate what makes you who you are; start investigating who the real YOU is. Not the you everyone thinks you are or wants you to be. But the one not even you know is there, waiting to come out and shine.
Woman are pushed around to look perfectly beautiful, to fit in the world’s beauty standards. They are judged immediately by the way the look and dress; taken advantage by the cosmetic industry which sells products toxic to skin, creating a vicious cycle of demand.
This inspiring video made me again re-think of how many times I’ve worried about the perception of the”me” others would have, and how many times I betrayed myself, or not even acknowledged my own wishes and truths.
Step into yourself, be the beautiful being you are. Let your light shine. You are perfect, you are amazing you are everything, you are the universe, you are God the creator.
Thanks for reading,
Love and Light,