“Sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness.”
You, at the core of your being, are so incredibly lovely. Have you forgotten? Well, this is your reminder.
Maybe it’s necessary to relearn your loveliness. Just reading these words, can you find it?
Beneath the habits and struggles, beyond the mind-imposed limitations, outside the noise of should’s and have to’s, you are lovely. Take away everything that troubles you – the dramas, disappointments, inadequacies. Regrets of the past, worries about the future. These are figments of the imagination that seem so real.
But in truth they are insubstantial. In this moment, you can turn away from them, and they gradually dissolve. Poof! Gone in an instant, just for now, and now, and now.
And you remain, the loveliness that you are. The magnificence of being aware. The awe of what appears right now – this loving breath, these beautiful sounds, the movement of your limbs like a ballet, the aliveness of every physical sensation.
Look into anyone’s eyes deep enough, and there it will be. Beyond perceived separation between you and me, the source is lovely aware presence. No name, no gender, no role or status. It’s where we meet as one in love.
All you need to do to remember your loveliness is to pay attention. The signs are everywhere because everything overflows with it, all parts of the whole that is you, alive with presence in this very moment.
Never Not Lovely
You can pretend you are damaged, fake your unworthiness, masquerade as limited and small. But nothing that has ever happened can touch your loveliness.
You are lovely, free, and alive prior to any disappointments, despite anything you have done, no matter what anyone says.
What do you need to relearn your loveliness? It’s the simple remembering of what is always here.
- Let your mind and body be spacious and still – just for a moment or two to start.
- Take a generous breath when you feel stuck.
- Notice beauty in all things.
- Stop the madness of incessant activity.
- Follow what brings you joy,happiness, and peace.
Put your mind on pause with all its complications, and perceive reality with the innocence of a newborn. Let all labels fall away. No difference between space and objects – all part of the totality. No preconceived notions or mindless habits. Try living from here, with your heart open wide.
Aligned in truth – intimate, lovely, and fully alive.
Have you forgotten your loveliness? How do you relearn it? I’d love to hear…