Beauty is the way you feel
Now that were well into 2013, the New Year has worn off and we've settled into our routines. On one hand this is very efficient; Routines get regular, habitual and more effective even... but then on the other hand its possible for life to become predictable and stale. In the Spring... all of life, your perception and energy, have an opportunity to get renewed. To brighten up and receive a blast of fertility. In Beauty the idea is to keep your appearance fresh. Your regime updated, current, and progressive. With that said, Id like to add that also in Beauty, its never just your face, or your clothes, or your makeup that make you pretty. Its really reflected in how you FEEL. I see so many people that don't feel their best, their most confident, or even happy. This is reflected in your posture and facial expressions that are known to dictate how you perceive anything and everything. Truly the way you feel affects the way you are and in turn affects the way you look. If its a fact that how you feel is directly related to how you think then well, we have a solution we can participate in as we ALL have the ability to learn to control our minds. For each one of us the process will be different because we all have different tapes in our heads telling us things that make us unhappy. But to begin is the same for everyone. We must recognize what it is we are thinking. And if its making you anything but inspired tell it to go F*#k itself. Every human in existence wrestles daily with two voices, one that motivates and one that paralyzes. We are ALL the same, the trick is to stop giving all the power to the harsh, critical, damning voice and start feeding the one that lifts you up. The more you feed it the bigger itll get until eventually the one that gags you will cease to be. Being in relationship with yourself doesnt mean, get your nails done (though its nice to have manicured nails) or buy yourself something new (though I do not rebuke buying clothes, shoes, or cosmetics as it is maybe my first love), it doesnt mean treat yourself to a lovely outing or a book, or a delicious glass of red wine, a massage, a trip (LOVE THESE), a treat, a good movie or those really soft fuzzy socks that your sister always gives you for Christmas that you love to wear when its cold.... ok Im getting away from the point now...I Love to do fun things for myself its the way I make life interesting, and this is great but isnt a substitute for being your own best friend by listening to whats going on in your mind and taking the time to start to weed that garden. For me a daily practice of noticing in the morning at least 10 things Im grateful for is the way I start my day. This sets the direction Im training my mind to go in. Then I pay attention to myself throughout my morning, noticing the thoughts coming in and out doing my best to cast out the ones that hurt me and capitalizing on the ones that give me hope. I release as often as possible the need to be perfect and instead take pride in doing my best. I forgive my mistakes, or momentary misgivings and try to correct them as soon as possible if not immediately, knowing that Im going to get stuck sometimes and thats when humility is the only answer, in these moments, I try to ask for help. Then I powder my nose and change my lipstick.
And So can you.
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Beauty is more than just makeup. Its an attitude, its a feeling. Its what happens when you live an inspired life.