As of today, I hope I leave you with a direction correction
away from the flaws you see in our reflection.
They aren’t flaws to me they are simply protection
So start today, take a good long look in the mirror and say
I am who I’ve been looking for’

You are who you’ve been looking for.

So stop looking for more unless you are looking in the mirror

because it is about time for you to see clearly that:

You are who you’ve been looking for.

And that empty feeling you got,

that hole in your chest

you only got that feeling because you think you are not blessed

with everything you need.

You see we live in a consumerist society

which means they need you to buy stuff

and the easiest way to sell it is to tell you

‘You are not enough’.

Buy this car, you will get girls.

Buy the bra, you will get guys.

And we are seeing is so much that we start believing these lies.

But the truth is:

the makeup they are selling to make you feel prettier

is the same makeup you buy to stop feeling shittier 

about this lie

they keep telling you 

that ‘You are not enough’.

And what about the movies we watch or the shows on TV

The more I watch the more I see

‘I need you to complete me’.

And yes, love is the answer, love is the key

but if you can’t love yourself

how could you ever love me.

And loving yourself what does that even mean 

like massages and selfies and that sort of thing?

Because the more I think about it the more it feels weird,

I was always been taught that self-love is something to be feared.

I’ve been taught that arrogance is bad 

and vanity, it’s not good.

And even my bracelets are telling me to act like Jesus would.

So what should I do?

How should I act?

I am supposed to love myself 

but how do I even do that?

Well, I got a trick that I pick up from a friend.

Who noticed that I was quick to defend her

when she would say something negative about herself.

She would say ‘I am so dumb’

and I would say ‘You are so brilliant’

She would say ‘I am so weak’

and I would say ‘You are so resilient’

And when she said ‘I feel ugly’

and I said ‘You look beautiful’,

she asked me why I was so dutiful 

filling up her cup constantly

and yet treating my own cup so irresponsibly.

Because when I looked in the mirror my voice was quite clear

“You are ugly, you are too thin, your hairlines receding, you got a pimple on your chin”

And that was when

she gave me a piece of advice that changed my life:

She gave me a hug and she said

‘Treat yourself like someone you loved’

Treat yourself like someone you loved.

Now, I’ve been standing but I needed to be sitting

because I couldn’t believe that I had been letting 

myself keep forgetting

that I was who I’ve been looking for.

And deep in my core I knew it was time to stop looking for more

until I could look through all my fear 

and look into a mirror and see clearly

that the man looking back at me

was the only one who can make me happy,

and I am already enough.

And I am not any more special or unique than you

that is why I am here to speak to you

‘You are already enough’.

And when you start to see that you will start to be that.

Your world will get brighter, your load will get lighter

and you see that with life you can be a lover and not a fighter.

And that life…

you deserve it.

Because you are worth it.

And there is no point in letting yourself keep forgetting because no matter

what you say or do:

‘You are perfect’.

As of today I hope I leave you with a direction correction

away from the flaws you see in our reflection.

They aren’t flaws to me they are simply protection

against all the doubts you have of your perfection.

So start today,

take a good long look in the mirror and say

‘I am who I’ve been looking for’

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