“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Louise L. Hay
We can be our own best friend or our own worst enemy. How we view ourselves depends on us as individuals. The world is cruel and likes to fill each person’s head with meaningless nonsense. The media devalues a person’s self-worth and makes everyone think they have to be a certain way, act a certain way, or even look a certain way. We spend so much time focusing on all the negative aspects of our lives that we can’t even see the beauty that was created when we first entered this world.
In our genesis, we were pure, beautiful, and flawless. Somehow throughout our lives, we were filled with a poison that took over our minds and led us to believe that we had to be like everyone else. As the years passed, being an individual was shunned. Many parents, teachers, or mentors compared us to our siblings or other people, “Why can’t you be more like your brother/sister?” or “That girl/boy does this, why can’t you?” We then started to believe that our differences were somehow a bad thing. We started seeing ourselves through the eyes of the enemy.
In reality, what we didn’t know is that the people who were so determined to belittle us and make us miserable were not quite happy themselves. Trauma can reconstruct our brains to the point of self-loathing, and it starts a downward spiral to many other pessimistic ways of life. Not only does the negativity affect us as a person, it affects others around us. If we let our own identity break through the clouds of darkness, we can start pulling together to make this world as a whole into the magnificent creation it was meant to be.
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