By today’s beauty standards most of us do not fit in it. Not because we are not beautiful or perfect, but the unattainable illusion of fashion and social media has altered the perception of what we should look like.
If you are too tall, too short, to voluptuous, curvy, not athletic or too athletic. You are not part of the norm advertising wants to target. Instead they are creating a society that wants you to become anorexic or spending your paycheck on diet pills or programs to reach size 0.
What this actually do to your spirit and your ego? Our ego is like the little devil on our shoulder. If we turn the volume up, we could hear the following “you are not pretty, you are fat, your stomach is not flat, we cannot see your ribs, etc. by looking in the mirror we do not see ourselves as beautiful but instead, we are starting to amplify our flaws making them worse than they actually are. We are starting to look at ourselves through a microscope starting to doubt who we are, letting insecurity become part of our lives.
If we are listening to our spirit we can see how beautiful we are, we should not try to become a size 0 or try to look like someone else we see in magazines but instead let our spirit be. Taking care of ourselves to make sure we are healthy without becoming anorexic to meet someone else’s standards.
If we were meant to be a specific size like 0 we should all be coming into this world with the same genetics. But in reality, we all are different, this is what makes it even more interesting. We should appreciate our flaws as well as our qualities. This is what makes us unique, we do not have to feel we have to succumb to the pressures society and advertisers inundate us with to look like their perception of what the perfect person should be.
Before you are making any physical alteration to your body, look at yourselves in the mirror and start to love yourselves. Without loving yourselves no matter how many alterations you’re going to make, it will not give you the end result you want. You will never see yourself as beautiful instead you are going to continue to pursue this illusion.
If you love yourself, you can make the alteration in a more realistic way, you will not become addicted to a world of illusion instead it will come from a place of love not narcissism.