Media Mental Ruminations
Squaring Up8:05:00 PM
Just got back from a screening of Embrace and I think I need some more time to process. My thoughts are flying in a few different directi...
Embrace and I think I need some more time to process. My thoughts are flying in a few different directions.
But I want to put to you all a question that I asked after the movie to the panel (but I am going to ramble a little more here).
So much of society and consumerism feeds off of insecurity -- keeping us from feeling comfortable and secure in who we are and what we look like. Essentially, we question our own worth and value.
The parallel in boxing is instability--when we get too narrow. When we "get narrow" it makes it easier for our opponent to knock us off balance at the same time it limits our range and power. Getting narrow with self-love often looks the same too--trying to take up less space and disappear.
The response is to "square up" (widen our stance to create a better foundation) -- sometimes only a single step in the right direction to restore our range, power, and stability.
What do you think is one way we all can "square up" in the direction of improving our self-confidence and body image efficacy?