Body Insecurities

Last year, I was obsessing about hair loss and thin hair.
In high school, I worried about having hairy arms.
When I was 12, I wondered if I looked more like a man.
And every year, I wished I was 10 lbs lighter.
But 10 lbs ago, I wished I was 5 lbs less – I was at my ideal weight. I never stopped to appreciate myself at that time.

This brings me to the topic of Body Insecurities and as mentioned with my list above – With body insecurities, it comes and goes. It’s temporary.
So you know that hair loss thing? – I barely think of my hair anymore.

You know those muscles you have? Or those great eyelashes?
Think of that compliment that you hear most often. Believe it. Appreciate it.
and focus on the great attributes, characteristics you have.
Because insecurities are transient and they slip into the night. Gone.

From a recent meditation retreat I went to at Deerpark Monastery, it was a great reminder for me to slow down, focus on one thing at a time, appreciate, appreciate and breathing deeply through it all.