Dear Beautiful Women,
Today, I want to share an empowering truth I’ve learned through my own journey of self-acceptance:
when your perspective is limited, your evaluation is distorted.
In the face of societal pressure to look a certain way, we must remember that our true worth goes beyond our appearance.
As I struggled with my self-image, I made decisions rooted in my disapproval of my body, believing that changing my appearance would boost my confidence and control. Instead, I unknowingly fell into the trap of distortion, which is deceptive and cunning. It tricks us into thinking we’re caring for our bodies, yet it’s an insatiable hunger that’s never satisfied. I call this the “never enough beast,” and it thrives on our self-disapproval, low self-worth, and constant need for validation through our appearance.
Living with this distorted perspective, much like any disorder or addiction, has its consequences. We begin to measure ourselves against other women, comparing and competing in ways that only reinforce our distorted self-image. This limited perspective causes our evaluation of ourselves to become increasingly warped.
In the pursuit of an unattainable ideal, we may make decisions with lifelong consequences. Some of these decisions, like undergoing plastic surgery, cannot be reversed. It’s tragic that many women don’t realize their unique beauty and worth until it’s too late, following a path of self-doubt and dissatisfaction.
We must recognize that the never-enough beast is a trickster, distracting us from our true light, purpose, and God-given identity. It’s crucial to understand that distraction precedes distortion, so by identifying these distractions, we can work to overcome them.
So, my dear sisters, let’s unite in our quest to love and accept our bodies as they are. Let’s lift each other up and celebrate the unique beauty in each of us. By doing so, we can shatter the distorted mirrors that hold us captive and free ourselves from the never-enough beast.
Together, we can reclaim our power, embrace our true identities, and shine our light brightly for the world to see.
With love and solidarity,