Be aware that there
is an inner world and outer world
that affect you constantly
There is an INNER WORLD, which are your thoughts and emotions and an OUTER WORLD, which is everything that surrounds you, like the people around you, social media, movies, music, advertising, etc.
Your INNER WORLD can be affected by the OUTER WORLD without you being aware of it!
Taking care of our inner world through caring for ourselves support us to be less affected by the outer world.
“When I was a little girl I thought I was perfect and beautiful and then I started to compare myself with what I saw around me. For example, I loved playing with Barbie’s, but the older I got the more I compared my body and specifically my hair with theirs. And although everybody always told me how pretty I was and how gorgeous my dark curls were I started to think that I was less, because I didn’t match the image of my Barbie.”
ML, 15 years
“When I was 10 years old I did a lot of swimming and when my pubic hair started to grow I didn’t have any problem with it. However, one day a boy noticed that I had hair under my arms and he said that it was disgusting and then I became ashamed of it and felt ugly.”
PB, 16 years
“When I was a young boy I was always bullied for being fat and ugly and one summer vacation I spent the whole time getting slim, building muscles and becoming better so I would be accepted.”
AD, 18 years
“I spent all my teenage years hiding my forehead with my hair, because I was ashamed of it because someone told me it was ugly.
PG, 20 years
“When I was 14 years old my mother told me that I had big legs, so I stopped wearing shorts in summer and always tried to hide them.”
IP, 17 years
Can you see how much the outer world can affect our inner?
The power of images is that in truth people don’t even need to say something, we have enough images around us to compare ourselves constantly and become our own censors and critics.
All of the time we are given thoughts that make us feel we are not enough.
PA, 18 years
BG, 15 years
RA, 14 years
So don’t be ignorant of your surroundings. We live in an ocean of images, ideals and beliefs and they are our daily diet!!!
Every time we are on Instagram, tik tok, snapchat or any other of the thousands of social media communication tools or watching a movie, seeing adverts, etc. we are affected by it. What we see, what we feel, what we pick up and register shapes us and gives us certain vibes that make us feel in a certain way.
Consciously and unconsciously – all of this is continuously felt in our body. Our body is like a sponge and absorbs and attunes to what is around us.
Everything sends us messages and can make us emotional, critical of ourselves, give us dreams about how life could be, teach us about what love is supposed to be, etc. Our inner world is affected by the outer world all of the time!!!