I'm certainly not immune judging things by their skin. I've met many people that I thought were one way from first impressions and discovered I was completely wrong. Whether it's the way they dress, how they speak, their face, their gender, their race - there are a lot of outer features we use as guides to make an initial judgement.
Accepting compliments. It seems like a simple thing. Someone says something nice to you, you thank them and enjoy the fact that you've been seen and acknowledged. Yet, in our society, we're taught that we must be "humble" so we have forgotten how to accept compliments just in case we get a big head and become proud. Hogwash! One of my purposes in life is to get people to accept compliments graciously. Pretending that you aren't worthy of a compliment doesn't serve anyone.
Part of "faking it" is how you hold your body. Standing up straight, smiling, open postures and so on help you feel good and confident. Crossing your arms, slouching, scowling all make you feel small and less confident. It's a well documented fact that how you hold your body affects how you feel.
"There's only one correct way to spell the English word "beauty." But that wasn't true centuries ago. Before the advent of the printing press, orthographic anarchy prevailed for many words. Some of beauty's variations included: bewte, beaute, beaultye, beuaute, bealte, buute, bewtee, and beaultye. I bring this up, Aquarius, because I think it would be fun and healthy for you to take a respite from having to slavishly obey standardized rules. I'm talking about not just those that apply to spelling, but others, too. See what you can get away with." (Freewill Astrology from Vue Magazine #920)
With Valentine's Day knocking on our doorstep, the idea of love is right in our face. The nature of this day is to look outside you for who you love - spouse, partner, friends, family. But what about loving you? You may have heard this before and it bears repeating - no one can truly love you unless you love yourself.
The easy solution: stop judging yourself. When you're able to truly stop judging yourself it opens you up to more possibilities. It opens you up to better relationships. It opens others up to feel safer and freer with you because they don't feel judged. It makes your life fuller, more joyful, in general happier.
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