The Cliche of Self-love
"Learn to appreciate yourself beyond your appearance. Your vessel only shows a glimpse of the magic you possess."
We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with ideas of proposed perfection, of lives that we wish we had, or people that we wish we could look like. #bodygoals #lifegoals #couplegoals #boyfriendgoals, they all swim around in the vortex of our minds as we double tap on that picture and wonder why we can’t have things the way others do.
It’s okay to admire what other people have, to allow yourself to be inspired and to dream, so long as you don’t ever make yourself feel that you are not worthy of reaching the levels of greatness that you aspire to.
It’s so important to remember that the majority of what we see online is not real. It’s all created to look ‘perfect’ and just right in order to send a message, which may be positive and harmless, or promote a brand or a product, which there is no harm in doing, so long as the audience is aware that their senses are being manipulated, which unfortunately sometimes they are not.
Trust me, if I post a picture on Instagram, I can promise you that I have spent way too much time looking for the ‘perfect’ filter in Lightroom, I have about two dozen of the exact same shot and even though the one I’ve posted gives me the semblance of some abs, the other half have stomach rolls for days.