Do you like your nose? Yes, your nose. It is in the middle of your face and you see it every day when you look in the mirror. Some people have small dainty noses, and other people have noses that are wider and round at the end. Why does it matter if you like your nose?
When I was in middle school I was devasted that I didn’t have a nose like Joanne. She had a nose that went into a point at the end and mine was rounder. I thought if I had a nose like her I would be more popular. I didn’t like my nose.
I have learned how to love my nose.
I have learned how to love who I am.
Without comparing. Without envy. Well, I need to be honest. I am learning how to love who I am. I like my nose, but I still have issues with my small chin.
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
― Gautama Buddha
Is it possible to love ourselves without comparing?
Someone else has a stronger chin, or blue eyes when mine are green.
Why does it matter?
Why does it matter if you love your nose?
Being content applies to not just our nose and our chin, it applies to who we are and what we create.
Someone else paints more realistically.
Someone else can sing in a higher range. Or in tune.
Someone else can write with no spelling mistakes.
Someone else can cook peas without burning them.
Someone else has sold more books than I have.
Someone else has more subscribers on their blog than I do.
Someone else can run faster.
When we compare ourselves we can forget that we are enough. We can forget that what we are and what we create has value.
It looks good on your face.
Love who you are.
And keep creating.
Paint. Write. Sing. Cook peas.
p.s. If you would like to learn about self-publishing and how to sell more books, there is a free author challenge this week. (Free this week to watch, you only have to pay if you want to watch the training after this week.) Five-Figure Author Challenge and Virtual Summit I am part of the panel of interviewed authors on March 17th.