The more fully we live and love, the more sadness we are bound to experience. Our inner critic tries to shield us from feeling the joys and pains of existence. It keeps us in a chronic state of numbness or dissatisfaction. In order to face our fears, we must consciously identify and actively ignore this coaching.
On many levels there is no such thing as innate beauty. Beauty is molded by society -- by the advertising, fashion, and cosmetic industries. We live in a society of billboards and ads, photo-shop and Botox. We are trained to believe that size 2 is perfect, while most healthy women in America fit into a size 12.