Holistic Psychology Answers on Body Imagine
I have such a bad body image, what can I do about it?
The word body image in and of itself reflects the problem. Your body needs to be loved and accepted for what it is. It is not an image; it is real flesh and blood. More importantly, it is you. It is the place where the real you lives and breathes. Do not be disheartened at the thought of this; this is your ticket to freedom and joy. Your relationship to your body is the most important relationship you will ever have on planet earth.
Our society has conditioned us into thinking that certain types of bodies are sexy and desirable, while other types are not. If we don’t have those large breasts, small waists and that beautiful face, then we are out of luck. This is plain nonsense. If you’ve ever really noticed, we all have marvelously individualistic bodies just as we each have unique fingerprints.
As most of you know, in different cultures, different bodies are considered desirable. Women frequently reject their body because it does not fit into the ideal as defined by their particular society. When you do this, you are accepting society’s definition of an ideal that does not even exist in reality.