The scale is a complete and utter lie. It whispers promises of happiness and success if only we can reach a number on its screen. It holds immense power over us, and becomes the source we look to, to find our worth.
What is it about a piece of plastic, or glass, or whatever the heck it is made out of that becomes what we trust our entire identity in? Why do we give something so insignificant the control to determine our entire implication as human beings?
The scale can tell you one thing and one thing only. A number. Your relationship with gravitation. And that is it. A simple number, that tells you nothing except how much your body weighs. And in all reality, why do we even care?
And I dont mean we shouldnt am worried about our health. I only mean that weight is but a mere facet of health, and most certainly not the indicator of whether or not someone is healthy. Health comes in all weights, shapes, and sizings. But the scale, the scale comes in one size: NOT SKINNY ENOUGH.
Weight as a means of measuring beauty and worth is a socially constructed idea. Because the truth is beauty and worth is far too vast to be measured or weighed. Your spirit is something so breathtaking that no scale could ever even begin to comprehend a route to measure its beauty.
So we know what the scale can tell you. It can tell you a few digits that are of virtually no relevance to who you are on this globe. We know it can tell you lies. It can call insults at you and it can watch you weep as it forms a number to reflect back at you. It can tell you youre too this, or not enough of that. But what cant it tell you? What is concealing behind that number? What are all the things the scale wont say to you?
Well heres the thing. If you ask the scale what its concealing, its not going to tell you. Most of us are wholly oblivious given the fact that the scale actually tells us little information, and even more so, what it does tell us is of little to no significance. This constructs it undeniably difficult to find a way to decipher the scale and figure out what its concealing from you. To find, what about you, that is actually true.
But thats what Im here for. The scale will NEVER tell you, all the things that I am about to.
It wont tell you the way your eyes light up when you talk about the things you love. It wont tell a peep about the way that dress compliments your God devoted curves. You wont be told that that smile of yours lights up every room you walk into. Youll never know that the way you radiate life constructs the very essence of you glow. The scale wont tell you that your giggle alone, is a noise that builds the rest of us not feel so alone. It wont whisper in your ears, the route your comforting hands have dried so many tears. Youll never be told your worth, or how this world requires your unique gifts on this globe. Your beauty wont be mentioned, or the style it grows with every adventure. And it most definitely wont say to you, that no number will ever be able to tell you, anything about what it is about you, that truly makes you, you.
This world needs the gifts that only YOU can bring. We need you. The real you. And when I say you, I dont mean 90 pound you, or 900 pound you. I mean we need your heart, your spirit, and your lighting. And that will stay the same regardless of what the scale tells or what that number changes to.
Take care of your body. Its important for you to be healthy, so we can maintain you around for as long as possible. But dont fall for the societal lie that the way to take care of yourself is to loathe and castigate yourself into a new bikini. Treat yourself with love. Eat vegetables, and eat cupcakes when you want them too. Go for a run, and spend a rainy day curled up with popcorn and a movie marathon. Live your life. And in order to truly live, you have to let go of the scale. Because that is something of death , not of life. And you are full of too much illuminate, to not let all of who you are shine through this life.
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