Julianne Hough is “crazy enough” to open up to the world about her journey to find self-love.
The “Dancing with the Stars” judge poured her heart out to fans this week in a meaningful message shared to Instagram on Feb. 8. Hough shared an image of text that read, “The Ones Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World Are The Ones That Do,” and shared with her followers what that meant to her.
“My share for the day is ‘healing through self love.’ It’s the idea that, in an emergency put your own oxygen mask on before assisting others. We can’t help and love each other until we help and love ourselves,” she wrote in the lengthy caption. “Trust me, it’s hard to look at ourselves and acknowledge the things that don’t serve us, that block us and make us feel stuck. But those are the ideas and beliefs that are limiting our growth in humanity.”
Hough continued, “I want to encourage everyone to take a second to look at one or two negative thoughts that cross your mind daily about yourself – I’m ugly, I’m fat, I’m not good enough, pain, fear, shame, guilt, anger, hate – these are all very real emotions but they are NOT who you are. The minute we can acknowledge those thoughts for what they are, feel them and let them go, we can heal and create space inside ourselves to then have more capacity to love, understand and accept others. That’s when we are able to truly and genuinely help!”
She encouraged her followers to look for something that makes them learn to accept the unknown like energy work or meditation.
“When we hold those thoughts in for only us, it becomes our “dirty little secret” (which doesn’t feel good) but when we share and talk about those thoughts with others, it makes it easier to understand and let go. [A]lso if you think about it, your [sic] actually physically letting those words and emotions leave your body when you say them out loud!” she wrote. “So, what are some thoughts that we NEED to let go of so we can create the space to love ourselves for who we truly are? Part two- what are some loving words we can trade for those hurtful ones?”
Commentors agreed with Hough and took to the comments section to spread the love.
“Yes!! I try so [hard] to always think positively about how I look and remind myself you are beautiful, some days I fall short and let those thoughts creep In that I’ve always heard. And then I remember I have two beautiful daughters that I want them to love them self [sic] and I’m not a good example if I don’t love my body and realize I am beautiful! Do I need to get stronger, yes, but that doesn’t change my beauty!!” one fan wrote.
Another commentor added, “Love you babe! You’re honestly the most beautiful person inside & out! So proud to be a fan of an angel like you 💜.”
Hough opened up in a similar fashion on January 30 on Instagram with a photo snapped by her hubby Brooks Laich and thanked fans for spreading the joy.
“THANK YOU for all of the amazing comments on my last post about what brings you joy! 💕,” she wrote alongside the repost from Laich.
Her postivity really brings her fans together!