Every time we complain about our looks & our bodies we relinquish power. We undermine the very vehicle that trillions of cells conspire to create and maintain as our magnificent bodies.
I get it. I’ve struggled with embracing my beauty. I’m 5’10 1/2, dark velvety brown, full lips and curves. Sounds yummy, right? Yet, like many, we’re teased and ridiculed for our organic beauty. We’re either too tall, too dark, too short, too thick, too skinny and the list is infinite.
After reading The Autobiography of Assata Shakur, my life transformed. I fell in love with the idea of being proud of my spiraled, kinky hair and brown skin. So, I decided no more wigs, weaves, hair pieces or relaxers. The world was going to meet my organic beauty, ready or not.
Initially, it wasn’t easy. Some of my friends were angry that I no longer “fit” into their idea of beauty. Nasty comments and hints were made that I was “prettier” before. Yet, the expressing of my own unique beauty was bigger than the external world’s opinions, it was a calling of my soul, a profound spiritual practice.
As I began to feel more comfortable with my beauty, I desired to wear less make-up. I released the need of wanting to be beautiful to everyone (which is impossible) and embraced that I am Beauty!
Here are some rich nuggets of insight that I’ve learned on my journey. I’m sure you may have a few of your own. Feel free to leave a comment sharing your insights!
When we embrace and fully express our unique beauty, we retrieve our power and become even more beautiful.
5 Side Effects of Embracing My Natural Beauty.