People spend hours looking into the mirror only to see their external beauty. As if asking the mirror, “mirror, mirror on the wall, tell me, who’s the prettiest of all?” Analysing their facial features in details and then being unhappy with their outward appearance.
Everyone wishes to look their best. Who wouldn’t like to have those perfect features- beautiful eyes, pointed nose, nice cheekbones, some biceps, triceps? But it’s not in one’s own hand, God created each one of us, like an artist creates a masterpiece. Thus each being very special and unique.
First of all let’s accept that no one is perfect except God. Since we aren’t God, we can’t be perfect. The minute we accept our flaws and weaknesses, like we accept our strengths, we experience a sense of freedom and love. This freedom and love is called self love.
What is self love?
Self love is falling in love with oneself, just the way one is. It’s a beautiful and purest form of love, one which gives immense joy and inner peace. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, so that means everyone looks beautiful in atleast someone’s eyes, if not everyone’s eyes.
Being a little selfish by appreciating oneself and one’s abilities, is not that bad. Do appreciate others but don’t forget to appreciate yourself. Loving and pampering oneself like a child, is a kind of self love. Accepting oneself- both outer and inner self, is a key step to mental well being.
Comparison is the root of all evil, don’t compare your outer or inner self with others. Everyone is unique and special in their own way. Appreciate this uniqueness. Be confident, be YOU, and you will become beaUtiful!
“Self love or loving oneself is definitely important because an empty jar can never serve others.” – Sadaf Siddiqi.
Self love and acceptance is an important part and parcel of life. Each day, one must value and respect oneself, working towards appreciating oneself is the key to happiness. If one can’t be happy and self- satisfied then one really can’t make others happy. Self love is very important that way, so never ever compromise on that.
“There’s a love deep within us, only waiting to be acknowledged. Look inward, accept, and nourish this purest love, it’s called the self love.” – Sadaf Siddiqi.
Fat, thin, with or without dark circles, with or without biceps and six pack abs, just embrace yourself with confidence. At the end of the day, nothing can beat a person’s inner beauty, goodness and confidence. Humans are God’s best creation as they are imperfectly perfect or simply flawsome.
This writing piece of mine, was part of a collaboration with a purpose, the topic being “self love and acceptance.”
15 collaborators, from different countries of the world, participated in this writing event. Do read their take on the same topic:
- Addison D’Marko (“If you want to achieve complete happiness one of the things you are going to have to do is care less.”)
- Ajibola Sunday (“The true definition of success is being happy and living up to your potentials.”)
- Barb Caffrey (“So, if you believe in any sort of Higher Power, one of the things you need to remember is to forgive yourself once in a while.”)
- Camilla Motte (“We want to be help to the helpless. We all need love and support and I pray this community will be that for you.”)
- Divyang Shah (“If someone don’t speak much, don’t interpret as a dumb, their mind must be working on something very big or may be he is a writer.”)
- Joel A Scott (“I transformed my life completely and now I help others do the same. I realized that I was not alone in the world. Somewhere else, there was some just like me who wanted more for themselves.”)
- Jothish Joseph (“Anybody can write “Extra” before “ordinary” but only people of courage dare to earn it.”)
- Ipuna Black (“None of us are perfect or come from perfect backgrounds, but this doesn’t mean we can’t aim for a positive and fulfilling life.”)
- Jane Love (“People who have a genuine say and a true voice of their own… not just an echo of some celebrity they think they love.”)
- Manal Ahmad (“Who says oblivion happens to all of us? A single act of kindness makes sure you live on in somebody’s heart.”)
- Mylene C. Orillo (“Where I’m at right now is a testament that ‘Dreams really do come true.’”)
- Sadaf Siddiqi (“The best thing about memories, is one doesn’t realise they are making memories but once recorded, it just rewinds and takes one back to the beautiful series of life.”)
- Sonyo Estavillo (“I am here to champion anyone from the successful and confident folks, to those that are clinically depressed.”)
- Tajwar Fatma (“When life hits you hard, hit back harder.”)
- Nicolle K (“Success, for me, is when I spend my days feeling happy, peaceful, fulfilled and without fear of lack.”)