When we criticize our body and compare it with those of others, we objectify and dehumanize ourselves and others. We lose sight of what an incredible gift the body is and all that it allows us to do and experience. All that the sensory world has to offer, all the pleasures of life are known through it.

Right now, I have this body. One day very soon it will dissolve and its constituent parts will be scattered across the cosmos once more. For the limited time that I have it I can allow it to be a conduit through which growing, evolving, enjoying, creating, playing, exploring and being can unfold. Or it can be an object that I abuse for the use, validation and consumption of others.

It's really up to me.

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