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I chose this quote today because I have been getting on the self loathing wagon a bit lately over the fact I have gained some weight and am getting older! I saw a photo of myself side on at MissM’s 18th birthday party. My thoughts – horrific, fat, old!! I emailed the party photos to her – but of course – I didn’t send her THAT one!
I have much more work to do to learn to accept myself for how I look. Of course, I do need to take steps to lose some weight, but I would like to be able to accept myself (without self loathing talk) whatever I weigh, whatever I wear, however I look. I also believe that I should feel joy at getting older. It is better than the alternative – right?!
Beauty really is what is on the inside. I know this, so why do I judge myself so harshly by my external appearance? I don’t judge others so harshly on their external appearance? When I meet people and get to know people, it is what comes from the inside that I either like or dislike. When I really like someone, how they look externally is irrelevant. Why can I not be the same towards myself?
I still avoid being in any photographs and usually destroy (delete) most that I end up in. I am destroying memories for my children. Very sad.
I wish that when I looked at a photograph of myself, that I could see my authentic self and not be looking and judging my external self. I wish that for all of you too. Let’s work towards that! 😉
Categories: Inspirational Quotes