Society teaches us that we should value our body’s appearance and that it is they key to success in all other areas of our life. After all, how are you supposed to land that job if you don’t look attractive/presentable in the interview? And women are supposed to know that if they want to be a mother they must take care of their appearance to attract a desirable mate. There’s even evidence that people who are perceived as attractive (by society’s standards) get shorter prison sentences.
Pause for a minute – what are the things that you truly value? When you are on your deathbed reflecting back on your life, will you be able to say it was fulfilling and well-lived? Chances are, your weight or muscle tone won’t matter. What will matter are the connections you made with other people. The ways you touched the world and created change. The connections that became deeper relationships.
People who truly care about you don’t care what you look like. They care about you because you are YOU. They want you to be fully present when you spend time together, not distracted or obsessing about how many calories you ate that day.
Be connected. Be present in the moment. Be your true self.
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