I discovered this video and found it inspiring. I want to pass it on to you: http://realbeautysketches.dove.us/ .
We spend so much time criticizing ourselves and not enough time appreciating what we have to offer and all the beauty we bring to the world.
Much of the real work in my coaching practice is helping my clients realize how beautiful and lovable they are. It is a joy for me to witness their transformation as they start loving and supporting themselves in new ways – tending to their needs and wants, taking courageous steps out of their comfort zone, believing in themselves and the gifts that they can offer the world.
We have been conditioned by our families and our culture to think that we are not enough. Our families have passed on to us the self-criticism and limited thinking that they were conditioned to believe. And on and on it goes, from our ancestry down to us.
The capitalist culture we live in thrives on us believing we are not enough. That’s how they sell to us. That’s how they get us to spend more money that we have, convincing us subliminally that we will be better, more attractive, more beautiful by acquiring their goods.
But the truth is: we are complete, whole, and beautiful just the way we are. Our very existence is a demonstration of wonder and awe. Our functioning bodies are works of magnificent processes and synchronicities that coordinate to allow us to move, sense, feel and do.
Our brains have the ability to solve complicated problems and think great thoughts. Our hearts have the capacity to hold a whole spectrum of feelings all at once. And we are able to affect each other with inspiration, caring, and love.
You are so beautiful. Let the awareness permeate your being; own it and celebrate it!