“You can only perceive the beauty that lives outside of you when you feel the beauty that lives inside of you.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
I DON’T BELIEVE THIS. Sometimes, we actually practice loving the beauty that is around us as a way of being able to learn to love the beauty that resides within us. I spent many years thinking I had to love myself more perfectly in order to be loved- to be in the romantic relationship I craved. I prefer to think of life as a mirror. When we get lost in our own psyche or work in a toxic workplace, or are in unsafe and abusive relationships, we are seeing a wacky house mirror version of ourselves. Sometimes, we just need a better mirror!
So if you feel like you can’t see the beauty within yet, look around. Find the flowers and their colors, or the bits of grass, or even the hug of a friend. There is beauty around you and within you. Both can be teachers.
These Soulful Sunday blogs go out weekly on Sundays to be used as a place to step back from the hustle and bustle and explore what your soul might be saying to you. Some folks use these as journal prompts and let loose amidst pages. Some folks bring them to the kitchen table and jam over coffee. Do you, boo.
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