Does it involve a certain body weight or shape? A certain wellness level? When you look in the mirror do you see your definition of beauty smiling back?
I often hear clients focused on wanting to change how others see women and judge beauty. There is much frustration that women on television and in ads are significantly thinner than average. People point to pundits’ criticisms of specific bodies. There are many photos of past sex symbols who were less than lean tied to complaints about the changing definition of beauty.
But how likely is it that you are going to change society, or the modeling, television, or advertising industries?
Wouldn’t it be easier to focus on your own judgments and definition of beauty?
Until you are so pure in your appreciation of every woman’s body and beauty that a critical thought is never entertained, until your actions align 100 percent with your personal definition of wellness, and you can look in the mirror with not only appreciation but adoration, you have no power to change anyone else.
You may want others to deem you—or more women—as beautiful, but before that can happen, you must judge yourself as beautiful first. And you must allow everyone else to have their own definition of beauty.
This is the sticking point for most women. You have to stop looking outside of you for self-esteem, appreciation, and acceptance. Those are things you have to give to yourself.
It is only when you began making these internal changes that you will begin to see lasting external changes.
To do this, you have to begin:
- Letting go of the fear of other people’s judgments.
- Aligning your actions with your beliefs and desires.
- Looking for and appreciating your beauty and innate value—body, mind, and spirit
Instead of trying to change others, how would it feel to examine your own judgments and definition of beauty? How could you begin to align more fully with that?
The best way to change the world is to change how you see yourself.
Together we can do it!