• Irena Gerakios

Why I resisted the SELFIE

Updated: Dec 3, 2017

and JUDGED everyone who took one for so long.. In 2012 I embarked on a ‘spiritual self awareness’ journey which meant re-assessing pretty much my whole life. I started looking after myself, doing lots of yoga, drinking green smoothies and pretty much hated on anyone who wasn’t doing the same I become quite obsessed with living this ‘natural and spiritual’ life I really believed I was better than those who wore lots of makeup, took selfies and were SO ‘self absorbed’ Fast forward to the present moment I have grown a lot and accepted myself for who I am - completely IMPERFECT - more self aware than ever and compassionate towards others realising that we are all on our own journey and that I’m not here to JUDGE others I used to love taking selfies and sharing photos of myself until I felt that anyone who took them and posted them was self absorbed and up themselves. Yep I legit thought that (and that others would feel the same if I shared one). Today I really enjoy sharing photos of myself with the world, I think that we CONNECT with someone’s face ~ soul far more than we do with a flat lay or a quote It is a beautiful yet completely difficult thing to be aware of the judgements we hold on others and ourselves. It’s scary to face them. To admit to them and to declare to ourselves most importantly, that we will try to be better and work through these judgements Moral of the story, wanna take a selfie? DO IT. Wanna post it? DEFINITELY do it and don’t give a damn about what anyone else thinks

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