Saturday, March 26, 2011

Less Than Perfect and More Than Fine with It

Society has a way of selling the “you’re not good enough the way you are” message.  You see it everywhere you look. Women’s magazines especially are designed to make you feel insecure about your “flaws” and make you aware of “flaws” you didn’t even know existed.

Today, pay special attention to  the messages you’re taking in from magazines, TV, movies, the internet, newspapers and conversations. Ask yourself “is believing this really in my best interest?” You will know it’s in your best interest if it resonates with your heart and makes you feel good.

If you’re not feeling good about yourself, there’s something wrong with what you’re thinking. Are you beating yourself up because you’re not as thin as the model on the cover of the magazine? Are you lamenting the lines around your eyes or the blemishes on your skin? Are you upset because your hair isn’t as long, shiny, or voluminous as you’d like it to be? Maybe you have scars, saggy skin or a birthmark you don’t like.

As Lady Gaga says in her new song, Born This Way
I'm beautiful in my way
'Cause God makes no mistakes
I'm on the right track baby
I was born this way
Don't hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you're set
I'm on the right track baby
I was born this way

So just stop it. Stop the negative messages you’re feeding yourself. Your spirit does not need them. If you want your life on the right track, you need to fill your mind with thoughts that are in your best interest and that nourish your spirit. Thoughts like “I am worthy. I am beautiful. I approve of myself the way I am. I’m on the right track baby I was born this way.”

Say them over and over until you start to believe them. It may take some time but it’s worth it. Don’t wait for someone or something to validate your worth. Give yourself the gift today of being less than perfect and being more than fine with it.

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