If you like your body, then you don’t have a problem. If other people don’t like your body, then they have a problem. If you don’t like your body, the first thing you need to do is examine your perspective about it.
To do this, you need to figure out exactly what you don’t like about your body. Then you have to identify why you don’t like it. For example:
I don’t like my feet, skin, nose, ears, mouth, bum, face and legs; actually, I don’t like my whole body.
Now, make a list of things you don’t like about each body part and (in this example include) your whole body.
- I have big feet
- My skin is too pale
- My nose is too big
- My ears are too big
- My mouth is too big
- My bum is too big
- My face looks fat
- I have cellulite
- I am overweight
- I can’t wear a bikini
- I can’t find or fit into the clothes I like
Which answers are true for you? What makes them true? Are each of your answers true according to what is best for your personal physical health? Are they true according to your instinct to survive and thrive? Are they true according to your emotional equilibrium? Are they true according to your mental health? Are they true according to your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy? Are they true deep down in your soul? Further, are they true according to your doctor? Or are they true according to the opinion of your peers, or society’s opinion, or the media’s opinion, or popular, fashionable opinion? In other words, are your answers true according to other’s unqualified perspectives, or other’s unqualified opinions? Or are your reasons true from your perspective and your health situation?
You have more than one body. You have a physical body, an emotional body, a mental body and a spiritual body. Once you’ve worked out what you don’t like about your physical body, then you can see your doctor or a qualified natural health practitioner if you need to examine the reality of your physical symptoms. You can see a counsellor if you need to address the truth of emotional or mental health symptoms. You can call on a spiritual mentor if you need to understand the truth of your spiritual symptoms.
When it comes to body image, some people never reach the stage, or sadly the age, where they are no longer concerned about what others think of their body. Your path to vanity and bitterness is paved by constantly comparing yourself to others. Vanity and bitterness become cemented into your life by attempts to redesign your body according to the unqualified opinions, judgements, criticisms, perspectives and views of others. Are the reasons why you don’t like your body true according to your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual reality or are they true according to other people’s opinions?