Our body is not just flesh and bones. It’s a temple, a companion which stays by our side till we are alive. There are times when we are too hard on ourselves.
We start comparing ourselves or, say, our bodies with the ones that match the beauty standards set up by society. We do things because we’re driven by a desire to excel and do everything right, all the time. And fit in the category of ‘the perfect body, which is nothing more than a myth.
But is it even just and fair to do that with ourselves? Our bodies are a gift, and it is unique in their own way.
So if you feel bad about your body, just look into the mirror and embrace that beautiful creation.
Here are some well-written body positivity quotes to uplift your mood.
“If you tried and didn’t end up where you wanted to go, that’s still progress” – Rupi Kaur
“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” – Alan Cohen
“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving yourself and see what happens.” — Louise Hay
“It’s easy to love the nice things about ourselves but true self-love is embracing the difficult parts that live in all of us” – Rupi Kaur
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.” — Serena Williams
“and I said to my body. softly. ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath. and replied, “I have been waiting my whole life for this.” – Nayyirah Waheed
“The body I have shouldn’t change how deserving I am of my dreams.” – Millie
“Pretty much the strongest, most badass, and rebellious thing that you can do is to love your body in this world that screams at you that you shouldn’t.”- Laura Bates
“To all the girls that think you’re ugly because you’re not a size 0, you’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly.” – Marilyn Monroe
“I wish I had a better metabolism. But someone else probably wishes they could walk into a room and make friends with everyone like I can. You always want what someone else has.” – Kelly Clarkson
“Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like.” – Emma Watson
“You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.” –Lupita Nyong’o
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