“We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.” – George Bernard Shaw
How can it be that we hide our magnificent bodies, each one slightly different from the other, each unique and a complete functioning organism that carries our souls. How can we actually be ashamed of the very essence that is us. Our society has got it all backwards when we cover ourselves up and pretend to be something other than what we are. We need to celebrate who we are, ourselves, our very physical bodies. So many of the ills that we have in our cultures come from hiding ourselves and being ashamed for being us. How can we love ourselves if we hate our bodies. If we learned to love ourselves, then we would learn to love others. We need to rationalize our behaviour towards our bodies. We need to teach our kids that it is OK to be us. With openness and respect for who we are, each and every one different, and yet each one part of the whole of humankind, we would make a much better world for ourselves and our children. Let’s do it. Let’s accept who we are. Let’s start a more loving world. Let’s bury hate and intolerance. Just imagine what a wonderful world we could make just by not hating ourselves.