I’m going to start by saying that I LOVE challenges. I love pushing myself and holding myself accountable to a goal I have set. Challenges with other people? Ever better, because I love being part of a group.
What’s this particular challenge about, you ask? Well, it’s about stepping outside of your comfort zone, letting go of judgement and celebrating how beautiful and amazing we humans are.
Every day for ten days I am going to post a selfie to one or all of my social media accounts. Wait, don’t leave! Laugh all you want, but please don’t leave. This may seem silly, but stay with me, it’s actually pretty cool.
I have disliked selfies for a loong time. Ask all of my friends. It’s true. I’ve disliked a lot of things, actually. How we are treating our planet, how and what we eat, our entertainment industry, our corporate systems, social media, how I look, what I’m doing with my life, and how I spend my time. You name it, I’ve struggled with it. Most of this struggle is derived from my judgement that something is “bad” or “wrong”, but really, who am I to say what is “bad” or “wrong”? Everything is just an experience and experiences are just choices.
So, the challenge. Number one, getting rid of the judgment that selfies are silly or egotistical or ridiculous, getting rid of the judgment I have about what my face looks like, how clear my skin is, and how photogenic I am, and getting rid of the judgement I have towards the people who like to post selfies all the time. Embrace the experience. If you can relate to any of this, I feel ya. It’s a hard place to be in. So, let’s leave it all behind and let’s post some dang selfies.
The second part: celebrating our uniqueness and our beauty as human beings! The more I learn about myself and the more life I experience the more excited I am to be alive, and the more I fall in love with PEOPLE and the EARTH. Seriously, humans are amazing. We are SO powerful and awesome. Each and every one of our faces is beautiful and I want to celebrate that.
However old you are, wherever you are, whatever you are doing, I invite you to join me in this challenge. It is an opportunity to let go of the judgement we feel about ourselves and our species, our looks and our actions, and to celebrate what we have done, what we are doing, and where we are going. Let’s grow positivity and create change in that way.
Post, tag me, tag your friends, hashtag that shit, share this on your page. Find me on Instagram @missjillmariah. Whatever you want. I was about to write that if just one single person joins me in this challenge it will be a success, but the truth is that if I complete the challenge it will be a success. Doing it with others would just be icing on the cake.
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