Beauty for me is self-acceptance.
~Lauren Fleishman ~
Most people I've known, particularly women,
usually view their bodies through the lens
of criticism, judgment and disapproval.
We aren't born with these judgments and
criticisms - they're learned, and learned
at a very early age.
In the process of growing up, we're socialized,
domesticated, and programmed with concepts
and ideas about what a "perfect" body is,
including its size, shape, color and weight.
We then go on to spend much of our lives
It's not necessary to determine which of these
images is the true _expression of perfection;
what's important to realize is that our ideas of
physical beauty are concepts - they're made-up
thoughts. If a belief is merely a fabricated idea,
it's just as easy to make up a new idea.
Consciously or not, with awareness or no
Make the choice to honor, love, and express
gratitude for your beautiful body on bad
Remember, it's through our physical bodies
that our spiritual essence is able to have a
* With all my love, Susyn *