By Lipa Rath
Jun 18 2020
At one point of time I was seriously contemplating a career as a fashion model. 🥰
When I approached my father he completely turned it down with a non-negotiable NO!
Anguished and hurt, I felt I could never show my worth to anyone! 😢
Looking back I realise that deep inside I was seeking approval from others to value myself.
Seeking approval from authority or authority figure has left many feeling humiliated- mocked, rejected, ignored and diminished.
Through prayer and self forgiveness I could let go of a lot of humiliation and found my own acceptance and approval for myself. Once I stopped looking for endorsement from outside a brilliant photographer approached me for a shoot. She and I were a part of an international spiritual community. They wanted a model for the media and publication. 😍 😍 Hallelujah!! Jai Jagannath… 🙏🏼
Part of our journey here on earth is to stop looking for approval from the outside or to prove something to someone- be it in the field of industries, films or politics- but to believe in yourself.
We have to know that we are powerful beings, and that begins by accepting ourselves wholeheartedly. Once the love for self is recognised, there’s a tremendous overflow of gladness, gratitude and grace.