There seem to be endless negative messages being fed to us at every turn that we are somehow less than.
We live in a world where the media, advertising, marketing, and culture tell us we are not enough.
These businesses make billions of dollars preying off of our insecurities.
They need us to feel less than, unworthy, unattractive and undesirable to be convinced that buying a product or service they offer will change that.
But buying what their selling doesn't change that. Instead it keeps us always wanting more, never feeling satisfied, never feeling valuable or worthy.
These messages keep us like rabbits chasing a carrot. We're always chasing it, and it's always just out of reach.
We grow up comparing ourselves to unattainable ideals of what we are told “beauty” is. We are taught that others must desire us in some way to be worthy. We are taught to compete with one another instead of inspire and uplift and support one another.
I'm here to call B.S. and silence that noise!
Take a moment as you read the following words to really let them sink in.
You are divine.
You are worthy.
You are deserving.
You are enough, exactly as you are.
You are enough.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with you.
You don't need to change anything or be anything other than who you are in this exact moment.
No one else on earth has your unique gifts.
You are that precious.
We need you.
It's natural to feel resistance to learning to love yourself, but I promise you it does get easier in time. It gets easier to feel confident in yourself as you are, to feel beautiful at any size or shape (because you are!) It gets easier to set healthy boundaries in our lives and to give our time to those deserving of it. It gets easier to end relationships that are unhealthy for us or that bring us down.
Our time and energy are precious, and we must protect it, and ourselves from those would try and steal it away from us.
All this happens when we learn to love ourselves and extend that love out into the world.
We silence the voices in the media, our social circles, friends and family that tell us otherwise.
We unfriend those that judge or criticize us.
Each door we close with an unhealthy relationship creates space in our lives to welcome a healthy new relationship.