In many of my blog posts, I’ve written about our relationship with our bodies and body image. For me, this topic comes naturally having lived in the body image world since the day when I was twelve years old and noticed that my girlfriend’s knees were bony and mine were, let’s say, not bony.
I notice these kinds of things and question them which can sometimes get me into trouble. In this case, it’s not that it got me into trouble exactly, but rather it put me onto a path of noticing body types and deciding which ones I preferred and wanted to have.
Because this attachment around body image has been with me for so long, I know how it feels to want what we naturally don’t have. To crave so intensely a body that is not mine. It’s painful and all encompassing. And that gets me wondering…
What would life have been like if I had let go of wanting to be someone I was not? This doesn’t have to pertain only to body size/shape. Think how you’ve wanted yourself to be different than how you naturally are. Thoughts that start with “I wish…” or "If only..."
There’s a difference between having dreams and desires that extend beyond who you already are and thoughts around wanting yourself to be different than who you truly are.
Dreams and desires that are based on your innate gifts and talents can be expanded upon. Using your intuition and connection with your Higher Self you can fully live into who you came onto this earth to be. It isn’t a wanting, it is a claiming.
Wanting yourself to be different than you are, someone you’re not, is a different energy. Can you feel the difference as you read this? It’s a lower, heavier, denser energy. As I write about it, it has a sluggish feel. That’s because wanting to be different is like paddling upstream instead of going with the flow of your truth.
Wanting to be different, someone you’re naturally not, takes time and energy. It’s demanding and exhausting. If we can give ourselves a break and allow ourselves to let go of the need to be different than we naturally are, then life starts to shift. Paradoxically, life gets easier and we find ourselves in the flow of living rather than wanting.
Claim your truth. The world doesn’t need you to be different. We need you to be you.