Feeling embarrassed about any part of our body or physical appearance harms our self-esteem and causes suffering. The harder we try to change, rearrange, reduce or enhance some part of ourselves, the less likely we are to find relief. Relief from nagging self-judgment isn’t found through feverish action, but by going deeply into the sensations of the negative emotion as they show up in the body. It requires feeling them until they dissipate. Relaxing and sending loving energy into those areas can transform the quality of our feelings from discomfort into

Peaceful acceptance.