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THE ESSENCE OF BEAUTY

Written 9/10/08                                   

As I sat in front of the mirror getting ready for work this morning, I noticed that the vertical lines above my upper lip were more pronounced.  It hit me hard since I had been under the misconception that I was looking younger than my age.   Since having a birthday less than a month ago, the unstoppable progression of age has been in my thoughts.  Of course I’d rather see the years tick by, than not, so I want to learn how to embrace it.  I wondered if my higher guidance might give me some insight, an alternative perception that would help me see beyond the lines and age spots and diminish them in my eyes.  I was very grateful to be given this insight when I wrote this morning.   

You ask about inner beauty and how to feel better as you age, as you see the effects of time on your body.  Beauty has no definition since it is defined by the observer.  It has no set form; it is different for each of us.  It transcends the physical and inner beauty is able to be defined by the feelings that result.  In its formless state, it sets the tone for relationships with self and others.  It is essence and its essence produces results that feel good.  Feeling good is a state to pursue and when it is found, it is one to keep.  One who is able to produce this state and affect self or others with it, has beauty within.  The beauty of spirit recognized.  It lives beyond the human body’s life.  It is timeless.  When you look at your wrinkles and the effects of age, understand that the beauty within must be recognized to promote feeling good.  An unwrinkled face produces elusive and fleeting moments that we call feeling good; however, they do not last.  Remember that inside is where the true beauty resides and it can be awakened by acknowledging its presence.

As a reread my guided writing, it is obvious that the words repeated throughout were ‘feeling good’.  That seems logical since my preoccupation with my aging face has been causing me to not feel so good.  Because thoughts produce feelings, I wanted to change my thoughts to those that would make me feel good.  I don’t want to feel old, or unattractive and I really do want to see beyond the external signs of aging.  I know that if I don’t, my inner dialogue will be anything but beautiful and I know that is sure to reflect how I am viewed; by myself and others..  I’d much rather be happy with myself and hope that other people see that in me too.

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January 5, 2010 at 8:57 pm Leave a comment


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