Today I was feeling sorta lost. Kinda discouraged. Like I haven’t presented myself in the right way recently.
But mostly, I felt motivated.
So I set out to capture the essence of this woman I have become.
I was feeling like I have been baring my soul to others, but not to myself.
I shed all of it.
I shed my insecurity, my doubts, my fears.
I shed negative self-talk, my ego, and yes, my clothing.
And once I just let go of it all, I was able to see ME again.
To see that bright light that dwells within me, within us all.
It’s not easy to be vulnerable.
It’s not easy to bare all.
But the hardest things are sometimes the things you need to do most.
As a female in this culture, I easily forget how sacred & beautiful & holy it is to be a woman. How amazing & capable our bodies are. How much love & nurturing & peace we have to offer the world.
It’s so hard to accept ourselves, and too easy to judge.
But when we judge, we judge not only ourselves. We judge every other person too. We judge them based on our insecurities, our shortcomings, our own disapproval of ourselves.
And you know what? I’m just done!
I have nothing to judge. Nothing to hide. Nothing to be ashamed of.
And neither do you.
You don’t need to change or improve. You don’t need to impress anyone but yourself.
So give yourself & thus everyone else the gift of acceptance.
Accept. Forgive. Be kind.
Because everyone is struggling, even though they may never show it.