The greatest revolution yet…

You are enough.

You are enough.

You are enough.

You are enough.

You are enough. You are enough. You are enough. You are enough. You are enough. You are enough. You are enough.

Tattoo it onto your brain.

Not only are you ‘enough’, but you are more than that…

300: that’s how many words the average person reads per minute. And, in the minute or two it’ll take you to get through this roughly 600-word article, your body will be doing a lot more, spawning millions of blood cells, shootings trillions of chemical signals, and basically, you know, keeping you alive.

  • 120 MILLION:
    The number of red blood cells you’ll make during this.
  • 30,000 – 50,000:
    The number of skin cells you’ll shed. Every minute of your life, your biological armour, which protects you from the elements and damage, loses a vast number of troops. 
  • 86 BILLION:
    Electrical signals will be passed on by your neurons. And that’s only the lowest estimate. The highest estimate is something we have trouble imagining, even with alllll our brainpower: 17.2 TRILLION neural firings per minute.

Not only this but, the likelihood of you being born as YOU has been calculated at about one in 400 trillion… this is the probability of you being born at the time you were born to your particular parents, with your particular genetic make-up.

‘A miracle is an event so unlikely as to be almost impossible.’ So, by that definition, I’ve just proven that YOU are a miracle.

Yet, in a world where industries profit from our flaws, loving yourself is an act of rebellion, loving yourself is frowned upon, loving yourself makes you narcissistic, appreciating that you are, essentially, a miracle is considered egotistic.

And here I am, despite it all, telling to take the incredibly radical action of completely ACCEPTING yourself. Listen, I can’t sit and here and say: ‘love yourself, easy peasy lemon squeezy, just love your bloody self’. If I were to sit here and advocate that I would be a complete hypocrite, I’m still on the weird and wonderful journey towards self acceptance (and maybe one day, self love?), however I think it is so important to accept yourself.

Make the decision to believe that you are worthy of self acceptance.

Truly accepting your body, truly accepting yourself, has to come from within. Don’t let anything or anyone maintain the power to take that away from you. You have worked too hard to build this home. Do not be shaken by something as temporary as someone else’s opinion because you will always be there, they will not. A critics words speak volumes about them, NOT you, do not let them rent space in your head.

You were not put on earth to chase any single beauty standard. You do not exist to be visually appealing to others. Your purpose does not lie in the numbers you measure yourself by or the time you spend moulding yourself into a different shape. You are so much more than that.

Submerge yourself in your passions and set your soul alight. Go and teach yourself about all the things you’ve been curious about. Go and explore the world. Go and fight for the causes that the world needs you to fight for. Go and get more. Go and find more. And never ever doubt (for a single second) whether or not you deserve it because you do. You always will.

If you could hate yourself into loving yourself, you’d already be there by now. Don’t you owe it to yourself to at least try something different? I think so.

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