"Your body is not a work of art" is a true statement. So why do so many people, and women in particular, spend countless hours wishing that theirs was one and
even more hours feeling angry, embarrassed and even ashamed of their bodies because they fail to live up to images in their minds?
The answer is obvious, isn't it? Beautiful bodies get lots of positive attention, which is great for ego and for generating feelings of self-worth. It's a fact that
women with "gorgeous" bodies are in great demand with virtually all cultures throughout world and throughout time. Yes, media-revolution has created an
unprecedented explosion in demand for gorgeous bodies but it's not a new phenomenon.
So if your body doesn't quite fit into category of "absolutely gorgeous", how can you possibly feel good about it?
If you want to feel good about your body then you need to start seeing it for what it really is. Not a work of art. Not a two-dimensional picture stuck on a wall
for everyone to walk past and make whimsical judgements about. Not a statue that can be ignored, defiled, neglected or ridiculed. No, our bodies are none of
Our bodies are amazingly complex life-forms that allow us to live, breathe, see, taste, smell, touch, feel, walk, jump, swim, hug, write, draw, eat, laugh, play and
so on. And even if you're suffering from a disability or ill-health that prevents you from doing some of these things it doesn't mean that I am wrong, because your
body is still doing many of these things. Pictures and statues can't do ANY of them.
So if you've decided that you hate your body because you are disappointed with way it's turned out then you're being very superficial, aren't you? Yes, YOU
are being superficial. You can blame glossy magazines all you want for pumping thousands of perfectly-manipulated beautiful images of women and men into our
society but if you succumb to hating your own body simply because you don't like way it looks then you are causing your own misery.
Your body is a sophisticated and unique entity that should be judged in its entirety not just by size of its chest or shape of its nose. If you are prepared
to open your mind to real value of your body then you can't fail to notice that it is actually very special indeed.
Here are some facts about YOUR body that are worth absorbing:
Your body uses ten different systems, which work as separate entities but depend on each other for physical and biochemical support, resulting in a true
functioning co-operative. These are muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, immune, urinary, digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems. And
these systems keep working on your behalf 24/7.
The little patch of skin situated in-between your eyebrows contains over six million cells, 26 oil glands, 20 hairs, 100 sweat glands, three metres of nerves, one