It seems as if many of us are powerless and confined in human battle with physical imperfection. We condition our brains to want what we don’t have. We want to be thinner, brunettes want to be blonde and we crave to be that other woman who seems to have it all. We desire; larger breasts, shapely figures, clear complexions, less wrinkles, longer eyelashes, longer legs, for stretch marks to vanish, and rolls to disappear. Everywhere you turn there seems to be a new product on the market promising youth for the older and glamour for the younger. The list is endless and the media makes every effort to enable our distorted view of beauty. Views of physical imperfection and the number of women dissatisfied with their overall appearance, has more than doubled in the past thirty years.
Women everywhere are doling out the money for the latest fix-it product on the market, as the media promotes the ideal woman. Breast implants, nose jobs, tummy tucks, facelifts, this superficial fake world which we are subjected to is out of control!! Who makes the rules anyways? Does society dictate your choices and rights, wrongs, and approvals? Or do you? If you’re in the center of this fight, I applaud you on your bravery and hopefulness and regretfully remind you that you’re losing by accepting and partaking in what has become the norm. The only way to win this battle is to realize real beauty is a state of mind. It is an alternative and it is your choice to define who you are, and to make the rules which you live by. The only one that has to approve is you, this self-realization is paramount to overcoming society’s beauty stigma. This requires changing your state of awareness and delving deep inside to reveal the essence of who you are.
From a very young age our brains are conditioned and views and opinions are formed. For instance my mother used to always say girls must have long hair, they are more beautiful with long hair, and would say you look much prettier with your hair tied back, I wish you wouldn’t wear so much make-up. Parents have a habit of trying to define who and what you should be. This learnt behaviour is carried through adulthood and thus we decide to do and be what everyone else wants us to do and be. We fear not being accepted by others and begin to lose our essential selves in others expectations. Your purpose is to be you and to live life authentically on your own terms. We all have our own style personality, are all uniquely beautiful and have many talents waiting to be shared with the world.
Self-acceptance and self-love, the ability to look in the mirror and affirm I am beauty; I am me, unique and fabulous. It is the unleashing of your inner beauty or as I like to call it the gift of projecting your beauty from the inside out. Work on the flaws that you can change and accept the things you cannot, no one is perfect! You owe it to yourself, make today the day to shine and begin living life beautifully and naturally as you truly are!
Amanda Willett believes that all women are uniquely beautiful. As the founder and CEO of BD IMAGE Services, Amanda aims to teach women how to accept, embrace and present their matchless beauty to the world. She believes creating a presence, leaving a lasting impression always, will set the stage for success.
Amanda believes we all have a vision of the woman we would like to become and her goal is to inspire you to make that vision a reality. With a desire to redefine the meaning of beauty, Amanda teaches women how to reveal their inner diva. Her workshops propel women to uncover and express their authentic selves, giving them the confidence to put their best self forward. As an image professional, Amanda provides services for individuals and corporations through coaching, personalized consultations, presentations, seminars and workshops. www.bdimageservices.com