The need to meditate has been strong recently. Avoidance has been the name of my game for some time now. Taking the time to meditate on issues in my life has been a Godsend. Removing irrational fears from my thought process has helped me move forward. I also found that if I sit quite and open myself up to the universe my possibilities are endless. I joined a 21 day meditation challenge by Deepak Chopra. This has ensured that I make the effort to sit and just be.
When I meditate I take myself to beautiful places I have already been or would love to visit.
Give yourself the gift of just being and take a rest from doing.
These beautiful pictures were taken by my sister in law at the family vacation spot.
The last two are pictures of my birth place Scotland.
What’s beauty to you? To me it’s all that comes from nature. All that is created by the Divine. As, humans we try to recreate what we find in nature and integrate it into our daily lives. In fashion, we choose colors and textures found in nature. We design our homes to incorporate natural woods and stones. It’s easy to look out and see beauty. The true test is when one looks inside and sees the same beauty. If you are religious or spiritual then you have heard that we are made in God’s likeness, yet we tend to judge ourselves so harshly. One of most awesome creations of all is our bodies, they are the most amazing and intricate vessels on earth. Our bodies house our souls, the essence of the Divine. In all societies we give the utmost respect to religious and sacred houses (churches, temples, mosques, etc…). Why shouldn’t we treat ourselves and others with the same respect? What ever your beliefs are I hope you can look at yourself and see how truly amazing YOU are.
In this lifetime I strive to learn how to love all others with their perfect imperfections. I start this journey by learning how to love myself as I am. Then, to love all others as I love myself.