Friday, January 4, 2008

Temple of the Goddess

Kudos to Seventeen Magazine for their Body Peace Project and publishing this Body Peace Treaty. It's about time we start having healthy attitudes about the temple that houses the soul of the Goddess.

Body Peace Treaty
  • Remember that the sun will still rise tomorrow even if I had one too many slices of pizza or an extra scoop of ice cream tonight.
  • Never blame my body for the bad day I'm having.
  • Stop joining in when my friends compare and trash their own bodies.
  • Never allow a dirty look from someone else to influence how I feel about my appearance.
  • Quit judging a person solely by how his or her body looks — even if it seems harmless — because I'd never want anyone to do that to me.
  • Notice all the amazing things my body is doing for me every moment I walk, talk, think, breathe...
  • Quiet that negative little voice in my head when it starts to say mean things about my body that I'd never tolerate anyone else saying about me.
  • Remind myself that what you see isn't always what you get on TV and in ads — it takes a lot of airbrushing, dieting, money, and work to look like that.
  • Remember that even the girl who I'd swap bodies with in a minute has something about her looks that she hates.
  • Respect my body by feeding it well, working up a sweat when it needs it, and knowing when to give it a break.
  • Realize that the mirror can reflect only what's on the surface of me, not who I am inside.
  • Know that I'm already beautiful just the way I am.


brenda bliss said...

You are beautiful-just the way you are!
Thanks for the love calls-
goddess bliss

Temple Woman said...

even tho' these are (most of them) fabulous things to KNOW abt. ourselves. To trUly beLIEVE....

for ME; it SO doesn't counter-balance the damage that "Seventeen" has done to young women.

that's my real feeling about this.

Goddess Diana said...

Yes Goddess TempleWoman - it does not counter balance the damage.

And yet, it's a start.

An interview with Jean MountainGrove as excerpted by Julia Doughty says its best:

"I think the experience of any social group trying to make a transition from one established way of doing something to a new one has a lot of fumbling and stumbling to do. So I'm not impatient at all with how difficult it is to move from a patriarchal materialist dominated culture to one of a heart-directed, spiritually grounded community"

Sigh - ain't that the truth.