don't tear yourself down for one unforgiving remark
or for wishing something about yourself was different
self love is a process
and all processes have bad days
be kind, forgive yourself
for trying to love something you once hated 🌹 *
so i was looking at a photo of myself when i was 15 and i started crying because i saw my bad skin and remembered all of the horrid feelings that came with it - the humiliation of always being the third wheel, the pity and questioning, the constant pain and expense and exhaustion from trying everything under the sun to 'cure' it. i recently had a flare up and all the feelings came rushing back, and so i'm trying to tell myself that being kind to my body is the first step, even if i would not be considered beautiful by most without flawless skin. acceptance is the goal.
“The times are never so bad but that a good man can live in them.” -St. Thomas More
This weekend at a college alumni event bottles of wine were uncorked, philosophical debates ensued, and that familar wave of humility washed over me as I listened to two of my professors speak eloquently on the demise of Liberalism and Christianity. A topic that would normally leave even the most joyful person wanting to slit their wrists somehow left me enthusiastic. Why? The takeaway for me was this: Empires rise and fall, but there is always room for good men, moral men. Moral beauty is a light that can never be dimished and which shines brightest in the darkest of times. Although the world may try to convince you that you're alone and mold you into a nihilist, do not let the darkness ensue you and do not let despair become you. People will betray you. They will disappoint you. Life will not unfold as it was supposed to, but there is always hope. A hope that is so much bigger then these insignificant scenarios that happen within the spec of time we spend on this earth. Hope rests in the eternal and in the things which confound this world. The moral character is an reminder of this.
So, as you pop your own bottle of wine tonight I leave you with a simple yet poignant question that my professor left me with..."In light of these uncertain times that we are facing, what are you doing and reading to remind yourself of hope and of moral beauty?"
To good wine, good people, and good discussions! 😊🥂
I’m tired of being a good girl
I want to inhale air so deep
it clutches my vocal cords and explodes
Words hurled into a landscape of untruths
only what’s unacceptable
A force that tears down these self-built
four walls that promised protection ⠀
Ripping up this foundation of disloyal floor boards
no longer will I tread lightly
I am almighty
I will blow my house down
ignite a spark
and watch it go up in flames
leaving only ashes
No whispers for the walls to impart
- Naomi Firestone
Sometimes, you don't realise that you were taking things for granted that the one you really wanna be is in front of you and you gotta leave the strings of one that kept you hanging for years.
Sometimes, you gotta realise the truth about life, its harsh, its faded but it's got all the colors you need for your rainbow shoes.
Sometime, it's really important for you to have that one person you can actually count on, talk to when you really need someone in your life.
Sometimes there is so much mess that you can't clean it up all, all by yourself and you need that one helping hand.
Sometimes, its hard for you to even breathe and live, it's impossible to imagine life the way it always have been, change is what you need.
But, sometimes, you can't get that change, you know you want it but you can't have it, because things are so messed up that you know it will take a lifetime of you to clean it, to make it okay, you know you want to leave them but you can't because strings are weak but they are there.
Sometimes, it's good leave things unsaid! .
Write-up by - Pragati Sidana(@foodforsoul13)
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