We always have a struggle in telling ourselves: ‘I am beautiful’
We zoom in on our flaws and think “I will never be beautiful”
But we lie to ourselves constantly, over and over, the same story we tell ourselves. Why can’t we reverse that ?
All you have to do is take that step and instead of telling yourself “I’m so ugly”, “I’m gross”, make a plot twist and say it, out loud or silently in your head, over and over again “I am beautiful”.
You can also say it has a 2nd person “you are beautiful” if it’s to hard to say “I” and even though everything in your being will try to not make you say the opposite, or mock you or laugh at you or still not make you believe, all you have to do is close your eyes, don’t listen to those voices in your head or even people around you that have said this to you, and breathe. Breathe and keep saying it, over and over. Until all those other times of “I don’t amount”, “I’ m ugly”, “she is better than I could ever be”, until all those words that have been swimming in your head for years, diminish, slowly evaporate.
You will have so much of good things about you that you would have told yourself, what will happen then?
Your confidence will go up
You will want to change anything to lift you up
You will stand taller
your heart will be lighter
and you will believe you are beautiful…but not only believe you will actually see that you are and always were beautiful. you just had a fog of ugly words circling your mind, you just could not see it.
That’s the enemy trying to win, but you are stronger and you have to take the first step. And if it is too hard, look to your higher power, to God who made you and always wanted you to believe you are beautiful from the day he chose you to be in this world.
You are Beautiful.
This is an old video and in Indian (turn captions on) but I think it is a beautiful video made not just Indian girls but any girl out there that needs encouragement.
Unblush – find your beautiful
I’ve always wondered
If I could meet myself 25 years ago,
What would I say to ‘little Radhika’
« Gossip less, study more ? »
Or « dont cry if you come second in fancy dress competition »
« You have no idea what all amazing things will happen in your life »
Maybe just few words :
« you’re Beautiful »
They aren’t black or blue
Like the lyrics of those stupid romantic songs
They’re dark brown
Have you noticed ?
Like slow roasted almonds
And they’re beautiful.
And far more stubborn than you are
Dont straighten out those knots
They make you beautiful
Your body is beautiful
It will change
It will be moody
And will allow you so many moments to ‘let go’
Live those moments
No height is ever ‘short’, only perspectives are
The colour of your skin is not like a shade card
Choosing which happiness will arrive
Your crooked feet
Teeth that would scare a dentist
Laughter that wakes up
And this habit
They are all beautiful
When you grow up
Peoples will say, ‘you’re not a well behaved indian girl’
First ask these people to define ‘well behaved’
Or ‘indian’ or ‘girl’
When you grow older, so will the rules
Understand when to silently break them
The world will say ‘look like this’, ‘be this’, ‘say that’, ‘become this’
Once try doing what scares you
Dont rent out phases of your life to the judgement of others
This is your life, and only you have to live it
So never stop believing that you are beautiful
Perhaps today you may not know that you are
But one day surrounded by old books
That day will come
This is what i’ll say to this mischievous 17 year old.