Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis
I was fortunate enough to host and witness the magical emergence of this beauty. Please enjoy the incredible adventure...
This I know for sure...
You are never going to be as young as you are today. Right now. In this very moment.
We have to learn to embrace every morsel of dewy youth we still possess. Because the greedy time monster is slowly sucking it away–-cell by precious cell.
I don’t know about you, but I always saw my butt as too big and my legs as not slim. When I was eighteen, twenty-two, thirty-five.
They weren’t. I was 5’ 7” and 115 lbs. They were amazing. Toned and taut, healthy and beautiful.
But our minds can tell our eyes all sorts of wild tales. I know mine has.
Well, we have to start being the boss of our minds. We dictate what our eyes see. What our hearts feel. It is within our power. We must take charge.
And we can. Stand in front of your mirror, clothed or nude, and find one thing you love about yourself. One thing. Anything. It’s there, I promise. Tell yourself what it is that you love about it. Feel it, embrace it, let it know you love it. And love it. Then step away from the mirror––and carry that love for yourself with you the entire day.
There are many things to love about ourselves and we can’t let the things we don’t like overshadow and bury them. We can find them, if we look.
This is not easy for everyone to do. Probably not easy for most. It took me more than forty years to even begin, and I'm still learning every day. It may require a visual reminder––your bathroom mirror is the perfect place. Just for you, and as simple as this:
We can eat better, exercise better, use better products and procedures––but none of it matters if we don’t love ourselves better.
The way we choose to see ourselves, and speak to ourselves, is exactly how we will feel. So make it loving, make it good. This, the time monster cannot take from us.
So if you’re sixteen, twenty-five, forty-eight, or sixty-two…
Today is the day to begin loving you. Cell by precious cell. We can do this.
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