Tuesday, September 28, 2010

from DailyOm
September 27, 2010
You are Beautiful
Seeing Ourselves
Many of us do not take the time to notice and acknowledge how beautiful we are as humans.

Many of us do not take the time to notice and acknowledge how beautiful we are as humans. We may be great lovers of beauty, seeing it in the people, places, and things around us, while completely missing it in ourselves. Some of us feel that it is vain to consider our appearance too much, or we may find that when we look at ourselves, all we see are imperfections. Often we come to the mirror with expectations and preconceived notions about beauty that blind us from seeing ourselves clearly. As a result, we miss the beauty that is closest to us, the beauty we are. Sometimes we see our beauty in a shallow way, noticing how well we are conforming to social norms, but failing to see the deeper beauty that shines out from within and that will continue to shine regardless of how we measure up to society’s ideal.

If we can cut through all these obstacles and simply appreciate how beautiful we are, we free up so much energy. We also become less dependent upon the opinions and feedback of others since we become our own greatest admirers. Many of us know that after a great yoga practice or a long, deep meditation, we are more able to see how beautiful we are. This is because we have released some of our baggage, thus unburdening ourselves and summoning forth the spirit that dwells within us. It is the heady combination of the divine spirit and the human body that conveys beauty more accurately than anything else.

To keep ourselves in touch with our own beauty, we can surround ourselves with images that reflect our beauty back to us—photos of a relative or child who has our eyes, images of teachers who embody spirit, or self-portraits that capture our essence in a way that allows us to see ourselves anew. The best way to keep ourselves in touch with our own beauty is to keep looking deeply into our own souls and opening our eyes to the human being we see in the mirror every day. 

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  1. Well-said and articulated, Kelli! You could write a book aimed at that puberty, transitional and awkward stage that many pre-teens go through:)


  2. Kelli,

    Is that lil bum your's from when you were a baby?...he he! Such a cutie! xo

    P.S. wonderful post!

  3. i'm glad you enjoyed the message. babies remind me of just how beautiful and pure each and every human being is - just look at your baby pictures when you forget!=)

    cosmic and pam - i found the article and the photo online and thought they were both so precious, i just had to share! i will post a baby pic of me soon!

  4. Awesome Kelli!!
    Human life is so beautiful and precious. We all should take the time to ponder how precious life is and how important it is to remember that we must replace the complacency of ignorance with the responsibility of knowledge!!
    How we care for other lives, no matter what phase they are in, reflects the
    degree of our humanity.
    Peace and Raw Health,


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