Photo by Wang Xi
Society has set parameters around what is deemed to be acceptable and unacceptable insofar as how we, as women, are supposed to look. As we get older (and a little wiser!) we realise that these ‘rules’ are harsh and unrealistic.
I happened across this article from Uplift this morning and it resonated so much with me that I had to re-post it here. I hope that it helps many of us, and our children and grandchildren as this applies as much to boys and men as it does to girls and women, to realise that the expectations set down by society are damaging and demeaning. Learning self love and acceptance goes a long way in loving who we are and our importance in the universe, as does learning to accept those around us in the same way.
I have always been fascinated by other cultures and the lessons that they teach – this is a perfect example of such a lesson from the Japanese culture. I am not one for cultural appropriation but I do believe that other cultures can teach us so much, as we can teach others lessons from our culture.
So, I hope this article and the concept of ‘wabi-sabi’ helps each of you in accepting who you are – blemishes, love handles and all! If we can begin by accepting each other in the same way, our small collective consciousness can help influence other collectives and help move this aspect of our society into acceptance.
I am a spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher, reiki master, holistic life coach and energy healer. I work with women and guide them into their empowered selves by rediscovering their inner strength, self-worth, power and freedom so that they reconnect with their Higher Selves. What I’m truly passionate about is working in collaboration with other conscious women to bring healing and balance to the world. Connect on Facebook and Instagram. Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne