As young girls we have a natural sense of ease about us. We feel free to be who we are without apologies. We radiate love.
As we grow, our culture can alter our perception of ourselves and dim our inner light. A major contributor to this change is the thoughtless or unconscious words and messages around us.
Much of the content on TV and the Internet are negative self-messages aimed at convincing us to consume more, compete with our friends, doubt our bodies and find happiness in things rather than in ourselves.
Many of our limiting thought patterns can be attributed to unconsciously adopting negative societal beliefs at certain pivotal moments during childhood.
Psychologists say that we're born with only two fears: falling and loud noises. This means that every other fear is LEARNED.
So, if we want to un-learn this fear and move back to the love we knew as little girls, the first step is to understand the fear-based illusions we've learned from the outside world.
Luckily, love is internal and always available, we just have to choose to believe in it again. And we need to collectively practice more love – gratitude, journaling, exercise, meditation and random acts of kindness all help.
But what if we co-create a world where we aren’t bombarded by confusing, fear-based messages? A world where we turn off our phones and TV to have deep conversations from our heart?
It’s possible. We know this thanks to so many teachers, who despite living in a world full of fear, choose to see only love.