What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror? Do you see the person everyone wants you to become? Is the person looking back at you someone who breathes validation and affirmation?
Who do you really see? The image of the person you always dreamt you would become? Do you see broken dreams, broken hearts and failed plans?
Who do you see looking back at you? Are you defined by your past mistakes and failures? Are you defined by the abuse and the trauma you endured at some point? Do you see a victim or a victor?
Are you even real or you wear a mask even for yourself? Do you really see yourself as you were created to be? Or you are too scared to dare even a glimpse into your own soul?
Who are you? Do you even know? Do you need someone else to tell you who you are? Society is ever ready to do that. Have you ever taken a selfie on Instagram and wait for likes, then head back to the mirror and look at the real you? Not the one with the pasted smile that you just posted…the real unfiltered version of you?
When are we going to be comfortable in our own skins? I say “we” because I am not immune. We are too scared to be the truest version of ourselves, scared “they” will not accept us for who are, as we are.
They say no one will ever truly love you until you know how to love yourself. How can you love someone you don’t know? Do you know yourself enough to love yourself?
Do you know the answers to any of these questions? I am working on mine.
Day 18 Blogtember Challenge