It’s been a few days since I made an entry into my Beautiful Me Journal (BMJ), but I have a good excuse: I’ve been involved in life – working, planning my finances, applying for jobs, etc. And although absolutely nothing is perfect, I don’t have a bitchy poor me attitude about it all. It’s a fact that I’m struggling, but I’m facing it too.
On this day in the book titles “A Beautiful You“, the author goes through an explanation of helping us “women” (The book is written with the intention of women being the audience, for simplicity of not explaining how I see myself, I’ve embraced this as being a part of the audience), realize that we tend to define our existence on our bodies and many of us tend to take on the perceptions and opinions of other people about our bodies. She goes on to express that the only opinion that matters is our own opinion.
Furthermore, she wants us to understand that there is more to us than the exterior – it’s everything within us that matters. It certainly seems obvious, but when contemplating this issue, I can’t help but realize that this fact is lost during many times in my life. The author quotes one of her students making an analogy that our bodies are merely vehicles for our lives. Simply put, it only contains who we really are.
So, keeping in mind the last few entries in my BMJ, I am going to keep working towards a positive self-image. And, like I mentioned in my previous blog that I long ago deleted, I’m going to work on embracing my feminine side as much as I need to embrace my masculine side. I want to be at a place where I love myself.