I stumbled across this video and I truly hope it helps you as much as it has helped me yesterday:

Here is the written version of it:

“You are who you’ve been looking for.

So stop looking for more

Unless you’re looking in a mirror

Because it’s about time for you to see clearly

That you’re who you’ve been looking for

And that empty feeling you’ve got

That hole in your chest

You only got that feeling

Because you think you’re not blessed With everything you need

You see we live in a consumerist society

Which means they need you to buy stuff

And the easiest way to sell it

Is to tell you you’re not enough

Buy this car you’ll get girls

Buy this bra you’ll get guys

And we seeing it so much

That we start believing these lies

But the truth is

The makeup they’re selling

To make you feel prettier

Is the same makeup you buy

To stop looking shittier About this lie they keep telling you

That you’re not enough

And what about the movies we watch

All the shows on TV

The more I watch

The more I see I need you to complete me

And yes love is the answer

Love is the key

But if you can’t love yourself

How could you ever love me

And loving yourself

What does that even mean

Like massages and selfies

And that sort of thing

Because the more I think about it

The more it feels weird

I’ve always been taught

That self love was something to be feared

I’ve been taught that arrogance is bad

And vanity it’s not good

And even my bracelets are telling me

To act how Jesus would

So what should I do?

How should I act?

I’m supposed to love myself

But how do I even do that?

Well I got a trick

That I picked up from a friend

Who noticed that I was quick to defend, her

When she would say something negative about herself

She’d say I’m so dumb

I’d say you’re so brilliant

She’d say I’m so weak

And I’d say you’re so resilient

And when she said I feel ugly

And I said you look beautiful

She asked me why I was so dutifully

Filling up her cup constantly

And yet treating my own cups

So irresponsibly

Because when I looked in the mirror

My voice was quite clear

You’re ugly, you’re too thin

Your hairline receding

You got a pimple on your chin

And that was when she gave me

A piece of advice

That changed my life

She gave me a hug

And she said

Treat yourself like someone you loved

Treat yourself like someone you loved

Now I had been standing

But I need to be sitting

Because I couldn’t believe

That I had been letting Myself

Keep forgetting that I was who I had been looking for

And deep in my core

I knew It was time to stop looking for more

Until I could look all through my fear

And look into a mirror and see clearly

That the man looking back at me

Was the only one who could make me happy

And I’m already enough

And I’m not any more special or unique than you

That’s why I’m here to speak to you

You are already enough

And when you start to see that

You start to be that

Your world will get brighter

You load will get lighter

And you can see that with life you can be a lover

And not a fighter

And that life you deserve it

Because you’re worth it

And there is no point in letting yourself Keep forgetting

Because no matter what you say or do

You are perfect

And so today I hope

I leave you with a direction

Correction away from the flaws

You see in your reflection

They’re not flaws to me

They’re simply protection

Against all the doubts you have Of your perfection

So start today

Take a good long look into the mirror

And say I’m who I’ve been looking for”

— Adam Roa


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