Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Celebrating my Self!!
Most days I'll probably just do a little something to celebrate who I am. I'll throw a few big somethings in as well. I'm excited to see what I come up with. My heart is really open to this true celebration of my true self. Long overdue, I might add.
Today I think I'll just spend some time in front of a mirror smiling at my beautiful self. Sounds easy enough, but I know that it may seem awkward. We're not taught to smile at ourselves. We're told that looking admiring yourself in the mirror is vain and that you should not marvel at your own beauty. I say phooey! Look at yourself everyday and force yourself to see the beautiful you that resides there. I know how hard this is to do. I have spent most of my adult life avoiding the mirror. When I would look in a mirror I would not see beauty, I would see a grotesque monster. I did not allow myself to believe that there was any beauty there.
As I became focused on living my life as shiny as possible, I dropped the self-hate and can now see the beauty that is in me and around me. Looking in the mirror has evolved into a time to reflect on what lies within. A time to honor my true self and embrace this body as the vessel that my spirit resides in.
So join me in my celebration and look upon your reflection in the mirror with the warmest, most loving smile you can muster. Close your eyes if you have to and allow your shining spirit to reveal itself to you.
Just my thoughts.
Posted by Jill at 9:02 AM