As a child, the only thing I wish I had were two legs and a foot that was the same as everyone else’s legs and foot, but I didn’t understand why having a different leg and foot, made me uniquely different.
I was too wrapped up in my emotions to notice what other people had. I also didn’t know about my neurological difficulties that made me uniquely beautiful. But we are only human that when we see someone who is the opposite of us, taller, slimmer, dark, pretty and sophisticated, we want what they’ve got.
Because we’re all uniquely different, it’s important we begin to see and embrace those differences. Instead of honing-in on how jealous we may be, we need to shift our awareness to one of admiration and use that as our inspiration.
We need to stay anchored so that we’re looking at ourselves, rather than looking outward at others, who are simply looking after themselves.
We must learn to use and extend self-compassion to ourselves so that we can see ourselves kindly. We need to be mindful, because being mindful keeps us humbled, grounded and present. All qualities that point us back to ourselves.