Today for the first time I looked in the mirror at my naked face and I liked it.
I actually preferred it!
This came as a surprise to me to be honest.
There have been times I have genuinely hated my face.
My skin was really spotty for a long while and though that’s so much better now I have a number of visible scars and marks.
Over the years I’ve gone to many lengths to cover up my real look – make up, straighteners, blemish removers and filters.
The last 18 months have been a journey in accepting how I really look.
I realise now that my physical appearance is a proxy for my true self, my essence, my soul.
I have not only hated my face but I have also hated myself.
I see now those scars on my face represent the parts of me that I have considered flaws.
Like the marks on my face I have gone to great lengths to hide those parts of me.
Today I realised just how much I have grown and how my dedication to my inner healing work has led me to a place of self acceptance.
Today I can show the marks on my face and know that I am beautiful.
Today I can show you the flaws in my soul and know that I am lovable.
I won’t feel like this every day.
Some days I’ll revert back.
I am but human after all.
However, I have way more self accepting days than days where I don’t like myself.
Healing doesn’t happen in a straight line, there are ups and downs and that’s ok.
That in itself is part of the journey.
Healing is a journey with many layers to it.
This time next year I know I’ll love myself in ways I can’t even imagine right now.
Here’s to loving me.
All of me.
Flaws and all.
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