You wake in the morning, and you do your morning routine. You get ready for your day and I'll bet you (like most people these days) log into a social media outlet and start to see what "cool" looks like today. The amazing body we should have, the house we should be living in, the style of clothes we are supposed be buying, the cars we should be driving, and what the perfect continual state of "being in love" looks like.
The take away from such a daily experience is: "Wow, look at how short I fall of what I (and my life) "should be".
Occasionally, however, we see things that knock some sense into the warped social media perception that resonate with reality, and allow us to wake up a bit. Such is what happened to me this morning as I had the exactly morning that I have just explained. It was someone (whom I have never met) that posted the following:
Now I don't think there is anything wrong with using these images to inspire or motivate ourselves... (kind of like a "vision board") However, when it's looked at in the light of exposing our own lack and the LACK thereof is what receives our energy? I believe that can be very unhealthy for our own mental and emotional state. If we focus on lack, then what will grow..? Lack! Yet, if these images are used to inspire us to climb higher, yet not forgetting the good that we ALREADY are and already HAVE... then it can be extremely healthy in that specific light. #perspective
The measuring sticks that we use these days (social media, and even religious demands on what "perfect" is supposed looks like) and the unbelievable ways that they cause us to feel "less than"..."unworthy"..."sinners"... I think this can certainly work in ways that cause more harm than good! How can we possibly measure ourselves with "perfection"?
Instead, why don't we just identify what we want, get excited about our own lives, then give it our best?! As we progress toward what WE want, then we can measure each day with our OWN measuring stick? Are we progressing from last month to this current month? Sometimes it's hard to see progress day by day (because bad days DO come along for us all)...but look back 6 moths, a year, a couple of years.
"Years know things that days never knew"
~ Gordon C. Peters
Are we generally working toward our personal goals and doing our best?
What's the overall trend of your life from a year ago? Doing better? Worse? The same? Are we so concerned with what we're not, that it's causing us to miss out on what actually "IS"and who we ARE...?!?!?! Who cares if you don't have the same life as others! You have YOURS'!... and you really can simply focus on what you are and what IS! Everyday just LIVE and be grateful, and life all of a sudden become pretty damn Awesome! The more one focuses on what they do have in their life, the more what they have does grow.
(Hmmmm... think on that one a bit ;)
You do YOU! Live and Let Live!! yet let's STOP comparing ourselves to people we don't even know!
Very interested in your thoughts which I do invite them all!