Give attention to the whole picture that is you holistically, addressing the intricate pieces that make the whole.
When you view your body from the outside, it is easy to see all the pieces that make it a whole body. It takes more work to see what makes you whole on the inside. I’m not talking about your organs, what I’m referring to is just as important though. The whole picture that is you takes doing a holistic investigation of self.
When viewing yourself holistically, look at all the parts that are you. Most of us know those parts as the mind, body and soul. The mind deals with how you think, which plays a role in how you make choices. The body presents a visual presentation of your condition, it is what others can easily see. The soul is where your faith, values, and morals come from, it provides character. This is the holistic view. Each of these parts present what is us to the world. The challenge and goal, is to have each part in tune, working together to present our best self.
What is the value of being picture perfect when inside you are torn, ugly, or unrecognizable. Most of us know from being on social media and in our everyday life how a lot of emphasis is placed on presenting a picture perfect you on the outside. If you allow that to be your focus, it could potentially mean how you feel inwardly has to take a back seat. If that is the case, it doesn’t matter how picture perfect you are, what’s on the inside has a way of showing through eventually. People then resort to wearing mask to cover up what’s going on inside.
Realizing your personal value is a good place to start when grooming the inside. Address the issues intentionally. Find solutions that are sustainable. Some of the issues we face are not quick fixes. Don’t let that deter you from working on them. If talking to someone helps, seek out those who are patient, have the time, and that you can trust. Most importantly, be kind to yourself, self-pity is not the goal.
You are you, that is what it boils down to. When you see the whole you, I feel the only thing to do is accept the truth of who you are. This can be challenging for all of us, especially when there are parts of us we don’t like, or feel are negative. But, I still challenge you to keep it, just operate in a manner of sustainability. When something is part of who you are, and you try to get rid of it, be ready to be frustrated. The reason for the frustration is because you will find yourself doing the same thing repeatedly.
Consider this example, Margie is jealous by nature. She has attempted several times to stop hurting those she cares about, but each time she fails. Every time her friend Jenny spends time with other people she makes Jenny feel bad about it. To behave sustainable Margie could do one of the following actions: Ask to join Jenny and her friends, Tell Jenny how she feels at that time, or do something to show Jenny that she cares for her when she feels jealous. Just like this example there are solutions that can help us overcome what we may feel is a negative.
We are all unique individuals and that keeps life interesting. So, when you are viewing the whole you and you are tempted to say you are not perfect, think again. If we focus on what the world defines as perfect, we will forever come up short. Instead look at yourself, accept what you see, and work to present the best you. A whole you that benefits those around you and keeps you progressing towards whatever goals you set.