Tell you a secret? Noticing the beauty within me was easier said than done at first, in those moments where I was feeling really low or in times where my self-criticism got activated it felt like such an artificial thing to do - how could I possibly feel beautiful right now???
After endless moments of pain and sorrow, I actually decided to give it a try, can’t get worse than this feeling, can it? And you know what? Noticing the beauty in me actually worked!
The practice goes like this - loving myself as I am and seeing the beauty in me even in those moments where I slip or when I'm not really aligned with my true self.
And what I do is this: in those dark and challenging moments I stop and am compassionate and soft with myself, like a good old friend. I notice how beautiful I am even then, allowing myself to feel the pain I am going through, acknowledging that I am trying to do my best, and yes – I sometimes stumble and fall sometimes, and that’s perfectly ok too! (deep sign)
And tell you another secret? In times where it’s challenging to even start to feel the beauty in me I use a technique where I start repeating to myself “you are beautiful” “you are beautiful” I go on and on like a mantra till the words have no meaning anymore, and after a couple of minutes something shifts, something emerges from within, something that I’m not sure I can describe in words. I suddenly really feel beautiful and even more – my beauty shines and radiates all around me! Suddenly people are able to feel that love and special connections happen, it’s a blissful moment to witness!
As I dived deeper into this practice, I have come to realize that no matter what I am going through, I am pure, beautiful and part of this big universe which unfolds, shifts and constantly changes. I no longer feel that I’m going through everything on my own, which is a great relief...
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Flow with ease my friend,