Learning to be comfortable within our own skin is a challenge that a good majority of people will experience during the course of their lives. I myself and many other people that I know are still learning this important skill. However, in 2016 and years passed, there is still one issue that has recently been coming up lately: body shaming.
The truth is the media can be a pretty nasty place. It is full of things that portray false realities, propaganda, scams, spam, to relentless cyberbullies. Stories of body shaming have been infesting the internet and media. The rate of body shaming cases has been rising at a steady pace, majority of the people on the receiving end being women of all ages.
I’m here to honestly say, enough of the bull shit. In one of my previous posts, I talked about how we cannot judge others by our standards because individually we are our own beautifully designed, unique, lovely being. Comparing yourself to another person is like comparing ice cream to Nutella. Like us as individuals, Nutella and ice cream (along with many other things) are different in their own unique, creative, beautiful (and delicious) way. It is no different than one, two, or three individuals. We are on our own path in life and differ in ways that actually help us connect more than we could understand. The things that makes us different in reality is what makes us unique. Looking past it, on the inside, we are all interconnected as one.
Who has time for petty arguments, drama, hatred, bullying, and body shaming? I personally don’t. This is really not as easy as it sounds, but when/if you find yourself in a situation where you are being bullied, put down, attacked, or body shamed: just know that you are beautiful, amazing, and wonderful just the way you are. The things that are said/done towards you by others is NOT a reflection of them, but it is a PROJECTION HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT THEMSELVES. If they say this isn’t the truth, they are not being truthful. I sometimes struggle with this with thoughts like “Is it me that caused them to treat me this way?” or “Is it something I said/did?”, in the end I feel that in my heart the answer is NO. I also wanted to make this note: Don’t be afraid to reach out for help or support!
The opinions of others and the way they see you doesn’t matter, YOU MATTER. Doing what makes you happy and being happy with yourself is all that matters.
I’m sending much love and light to you all! ❤
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