Like most of us today, you are either talking about the last 3 minutes of the Superbowl game or your favorite (or least favorite) commercial. Most of us had previously seen or heard some of the commercials that aired last night. And while I was paying my bills during the game, one commercial caught my eye. I had seen it before on a morning talk show but seeing it again gave me the same shivers up my spine.
My favorite Superbowl commercial was "Like A Girl" by Always.
Most of you have seen or heard the commercial. I've included the link below just in case you haven't or would like to see it again. It is one of the best messages I've heard on TV in a long time. I wonder how many of you can relate to the message. What happens during the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood that strips us of our confidence and belief in limitless possibilities for ourselves and our lives? What happens during this time that makes our need for approval, success and desirability stronger than believing in ourselves? What happens during this rite of passage that makes us lose part of ourselves rather than claim more?
I know we all want love and approval. I know it is scary to be vulnerable and feel rejected. I know our lives become more complex as we grow into adulthood and more wounded-ness has occurred.
I also know we must reclaim the power and confidence that comes with not knowing what we don't know. I want all of you to think back on your most confident age--when you played and laughed and sang without concern of what others' thought--when you wore what you liked, not what your peers liked--when you felt like you were great just they way you were, not what others deemed cool. Then reclaim that part of you. Celebrate your individuality, style, power, and pizzazz. Get back to the innocence of not knowing what you don't know.
To watch the commercial, please visit http://youtu.be/XjJQBjWYDTs or click Read in Browser to see the video on my website along with other articles on relationship building.
Here's to reclaiming the power of you!
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Julie Orlov, psychotherapist, speaker, and author of The Pathway to Love: Create Intimacy and Transform Your Relationships through Self-Discovery
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