The Empowerment of Self – 2
I am what I am – I am who I am!
So many times we rely on other people to validate who we are in ourselves.
Who am I in me? This is a question we should ask ourselves almost on a daily basis. It’s a question I struggled to deal with since I was a young girl. I grew up with a very low self-esteem, not knowing where I fit in. I always looked for validation from people, to tell me how beautiful I am, how a nice person I am only because I never believed that I could be those things.
I would always compare myself to other girls and would find faults and make excuses about why no boys would ask me out, or show any interest in me like they would with other girls. I found comfort in being by myself and watching my peers have fun and enjoy the joys of being young.
The journey to self discovery is not an easy one as it requires you to be mentally and emotionally aware of yourself. I spent most of my time at home in front of a mirror evaluating my attractiveness and telling myself all the things that I wished people would say to me. This in fact, taught me so much about how beautiful I was, not only on the outside but also on the inside. I not only enjoyed my own company but I loved the fact that I had a good heart and a great sense of humour.
Now, as a woman, I still struggle to find my place in people, but I rest in the comfort of knowing that I am all that I am and I am good enough. Good enough to be whoever I want to be and do whatever I want to do.
With each day that passes I grow more and more in love with the person that is ME! I am embracing my inner and outer beauty, I may not be so perfect but I’m perfect just the way I am!
My Message to you
You are who you are, you are what you are. Don’t allow people to validate who you should be. You are perfect just the way you are. Find your own power and own your own space. People don’t know any better, you have to shift your focus and align it with the core of who you are. Finding yourself is the most liberating and enlightening feeling and you owe it to yourself to at least try and go through it. You only have one life to live and you deserve a great one at that. Life is too short for you to be worried about what will people say and what will people do. Whatever they may say or do, it has absolutely nothing to do with you. Mind your own self and be proud of who YOU are. You need you more than you need other people. Be gentle and kind to you, for you are the only one there is.
I hope this topic touched you and encouraged you to see life in a more positive light.
#SelfLove #InnerBeauty #EmpoweredSelf
– Siphokazi Lunika