Monday, October 26, 2009
DanceMind:DEAR JANIE:Body Image
We must love our bodies.
Beauty, shape and size tend to be associated with external factors, success as, lead parts, fitting into a certain costume that someone very thin wore, or how much money we make, or the friends we have. You MUST REALIZE that pitting yourself against those factors WHiCH ARE TEMPORARY create us to lose our ground as they pass. You will always search for something to define yourself, to compare yourself to, align with outside of yourself.
Have you noticed that you will never measure up and sometimes you feel good and then your lose your reference point? External references keep you sad, depressed and confused about your true value and worth. If YOU BELIEVE you are wrinkly, thick thighed or thin lipped then your definition of yourself focuses on a physical attribute and eliminates the qualities you have.
Notice the inner dialogue you have about your body? How much does it define how you feel? Alone? or socially (walking across the studio?)
Sanna Carapellotti, MS CHt