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Mindfulness: Don't Weigh Your Self Esteem

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

That's just it, isn't it?

Our self esteem is so tied up in that number on the scale which is no more than a relationship to gravity, yet we choose to give it such tremendous power over our self-worth and self-love.

If we like what we see then all is right in our world, we are buoyantly happy and practically float through the day but if we don't care for what we see, we do such immediate damage to ourselves.

Newsflash... the scale only reflects gravity - nothing else!

Our self-esteem, self-worth, self-love, all the positivity and beauty we possess is still right there inside us.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LAILATN 5/22/2013 11:49AM

    Woah. I had a mind-blowing moment there, reading this. Thank you!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 5/21/2013 11:23PM

    Very true! Thanks!

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KAYDE53 5/21/2013 9:35PM

    so true, mine often is! emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYH 5/21/2013 4:26PM

    emoticon advice!! Thank you for sharing. emoticon

Comment edited on: 5/21/2013 4:26:51 PM

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LEWILL1982 5/21/2013 2:06PM

    Well said, thank you for sharing. I wrestled with that number for a long time, I still do but I'm slowly starting to figure out that how I feel, the goals I accomplish are so much more valuable. Thank you!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/21/2013 12:35PM

    There are many numbers that mess with our self esteem. Our income, our net worth, our IQ, our grades, our waist size, our waist to hip ratio, our % of body fat, our bust size. Society has a way of ranking us depending on a lot of numbers beyond just our weight. NONE of these define us.

As a person who weighs daily, that number is just a reflection of the reality of one moment in time. I intend to keep an eye on it since ignoring it is what got me into trouble in the past.

Fortunately, I've reached a point where I don't get emotional about it. I treat it just like any of those other numbers I mentioned. I refuse to obsess about any of them, but neither will I ignore them.

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ALAINEBUG 5/21/2013 10:37AM

    Excellent Blog! my favorite so far. Thank you!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 5/21/2013 10:21AM

    emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 5/21/2013 10:09AM

    I love this. Our relationship with gravity!!! That is terrific and I"m GOING to use it. Thanks.

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ERNOINACTION 5/21/2013 10:04AM

    Thank you for the reminder!

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AKATHLEEN54 5/21/2013 10:03AM

    So well said!! The scale can so totally be our enemy if we don't like what we see and can completely derail what was a good plan and send us into a downward spiral. It doesn't at all reflect all of the good things we are doing, especially since it is up and down on any given day. Don't let one bad reading spoil days of hard work!! emoticon

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BELLESTARR1 5/21/2013 9:54AM

My sentiments exactly... great blog!!

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DEBLYNN323 5/21/2013 9:52AM

    Absolutely true! emoticon

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