Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I followed an internet link this morning.
The real woman.
The real beauty.
Free from the mask.

Damned if the comments aren't crude, rude, nasty, judgmental.
Downright MEAN!!!!!
What is wrong with people?
She bares all.
She is gutsy.
She is daring.
She is famous, powerful, smart, strong, dare I say beautiful????

I actually prefer to see the real her.
I'm not a big fan of the performer
but I have gained a whole new respect for the woman.

Why is it that people have to be so mean?
Why do people feel the need to voice their negativity?
Why do people choose to be so hurtful?
It is like a bully mentality, this whole internet thing.
The comment sections disgust me.
Everyone hides behind a screen and throws the ugliness around.
I wonder.
For all those judging.
What do they think of themselves?
How is their career going?
How much money do they have in the bank?
What do they see in their own mirror?
I love, love, LOVE au natural.
I love people for who they are.
The raw them. The real them.
I love that my husband doesn't like makeup.
I still feel uncomfortable leaving the house without a touch of a mask.
"Why?" I ask myself.
Now I know.

It is this crazy media driven world which judges on masks.
Who has the best mask?
Me? I would rather live in a world where everyone took off their masks.
Accepted themselves. Loved themselves.

Mainstream Media
Stop the bullying. The judgment.

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No one is perfect.
We all judge at times.
Myself included.
We can all work on it.
Be aware of the words that cross our lips.
Be aware of the impact our words have on others.

Tonight I am attending a presentation.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to attend locally.
Here's the scoop.

"A one-hour presentation on Rachel's Challenge. Rachel Scott was the first student killed in the Columbine tragedy. This dynamic presentation will challenge each of us to become proactive parents/community members to help support our kids to embrace and respect individual differences, appreciate the value and worth of all people, stand up for others that are being mistreated, know "who" they are and recognize their worth, and to reach out and help others."

What an important message.

(total random side note but somewhat related. yes. more of my rambling cranial purge. shortly after seeing the article on Lady Gaga, I saw a whole article on anti-aging tricks and tips. what does that really mean? we're all going to do it whether we like it or not. anti makes it sound like we're against it. wouldn't it be great if we could embrace it? every line, every wrinkle and grey hair represents time, stories, experience, lessons. how about 'aging gracefully' instead.)

I feel extremely grateful for the online communities I have encountered.
My blog connections.
The online classes I have taken.
My CM sisterhood.
Such an amazing and supportive crowd.
I am in love with the positivity, the love, the generosity.
It's out there. I know it is. I see it and feel it every day.
Perhaps it's not the norm. Perhaps it's not everywhere.
But the love is there.

Please keep this in mind as you go about your day.
Pass a little love around today.
Make a ripple.
If we all join in, we'll be making waves.


Thank you.
All of you.
For being here.
For reading.
For your love, positivity and support.
I love you.

Have a beautiful day.


nacherluver said...

"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same." ~ Rachael Scott

Elena said...

It's why I stay away from so much media. Not that I'm burying my head in the sand, I just can't handle it lowering my vibration. I have a goal to become strong enough to be (somewhat) immune to it so that confronted with it I can still show love and compassion and maybe encourage someone to do the same.

Glenn Stenson said...

This post is magnificent. You, the real one, is beautiful. I ripple with you. May we make a wave of love.

beth said...

well i love lady gaga.....and without her make-up, i think she is striking. those cheekbones are amazing....i wish all of those in the limelight would "bare it all" for a magazine cover.....being airbrushed is NOT real !!


Caroline said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful post! I think Lady Gaga looks wonderful without all the make up and drama (although I think she does have some make up on in these photos...but it does show the "real" her if you will). *sigh* our society is so quick to judge...I too have to stop and think about my words and thoughts. I am better...but no one is perfect. I suppose there is "observing" and then judgement. I do my best to observe without being nasty...if that makes sense!

julochka said...

I think lady gaga looks awesome! there are a lot of people out there who need to get a life.

John said...

Great post Nacherluver. Everyone is encouraged to be false. I am with you!

Jaime said...

What a fantastic post! This kind of judgement and negativity seems to be rampant. Just go to any youtube video and read the comments...almost every one has nasty comments, usually a group of people fighting and swearing at each other. Is this really how our society behaves when people don't have to hold themselves accountable? When they can hide behind a fake name?
It's so sad.
Sometimes I'm embarrassed to be a human.

I admire Lady Gaga.... I have heard her in interviews and I have always been struck by her strong sense of self. She is creative and brilliant. Beautiful inside and out, no matter what she wears, or doesn't wear on her skin.

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