Have you ever thought what are labels? And what purpose do they really serve? Are they really transparent and honest when they’re labeling our goods in a retail store or is it just there to appease our minds? Do you even know who you’re buying from when you’re mindlessly shopping? I know I didn’t before, but now I am more aware of situations where I can be a mindful consumer. After all, I am working for hard earned money. Relying solely on labels can be dangerous and unhealthy. Get out there, do your research. Find out the facts and what will help you consume more mindfully. This is also how finding yourself in life goes and not allowing labels to hinder you.
When you start labeling, you create an environment for unhealthy thoughts. It creates the idea in your mind that isn’t realistic. You notice you start to train your mind to think that if something doesn’t fit within the description of what has been labeled then there’s an issue. I agree to some extent with foods and goods we buy, but I think labeling people can be toxic and hindering for self and others. For example, we label doctors as health experts and think they know everything, but we truly know our own body better than anyone else. It’s great to have a doctor to go to for procedures and prescriptions, but for the most part the foods you eat and the things you consume correlate directly to your health. We can’t label people and put unrealistic expectations on them especially if we aren’t proactive in doing the work for ourself.
Labels can keep you stuck to one place and way of living meanwhile the world is changing every day. You know the saying move with me or get left behind. It’s true. I’m not saying to abandon your morals and character, but explore life and what makes you happen and what doesn’t. Be open to new opportunities and remember as long as you’re alive you have a choice to grow and be better. Your higher self deserves every bit of the efforts you put into being better each day you rise.
Check out a few examples of labels below and discuss amongst family and friends the potential harms and real life affects of these labels. Have they helped you to grow as a person? Have these labels caused you to have a one track mind? Really make an assessment of the labels below but also think about some labels that relate to you personally. Assess them and make the proper adjustments in your life to free yourself.
Creative vs Non Creative, Smart vs Dumb, Black vs White, Beautiful vs Ugly , Happy vs Sad, Pretty vs Ugly, the list goes on
It takes time to undo the labels that society has placed on you and boxed you in to be. As a very spiritual being, I know that I can be anything because I am a part of something so much bigger than I could even imagine. Labels are often used to put fear in someone, create a narrative, and control people. I am sending light and love to all those on their journey to be free. ❤️