Have you ever marvelled at the human spirit? I know I have. Life is filled with both glory and pain. We all go through things in our lives and through life’s experiences that can be tremendously challenging, painful and even heart breaking.
Lately I have been reflecting on the human spirit and our will to go on. I have come to believe that our true beauty is in our humanness. What if we saw our so called shortcomings, our so called flaws and even our addictions, as the very things that make us beautiful and real? What if we realized that the very things we judge as ‘bad’ or ‘ugly’ are the things that in fact, make us beautiful? These are the things that make us human and alive. These are the raw truths that make us empathetic and compassionate toward others. What if we had more compassion for ourselves and actually saw the beauty in these ‘gifts’?
The next time you jump on yourself and are ready to be critical of yourself for something you did, said, or did not do, etc., why not stop yourself and remind yourself that this is what makes you beautiful? Try turning your disdain of self into appreciation of self. With compassion for self, we can have compassion for others.
A saying I use often is “Love is all there is.” If this is indeed true, we must all get better at loving ourselves. It has been said that it starts at home 🙂 I have personally put a note on my fridge to remind myself that these human traits are what makes me beautiful, alongside all of my beautiful soul sisters and brothers travelling with me here on earth.
This concept may seem a little weird, but I can say it really has helped me to see things differently within myself and with my judgement of myself. It makes me have much more compassion towards me, and I truly am starting to feel like I am my own best friend and that’s a really awesome feeling, I must say.
I hope you decide to hold yourself within the palm of your own hand and to see the beauty that is YOU.
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who is learning compassion for self and others. She truly believes that the answer to much of our personal pain in life could be alleviated with more self-love, and part of her mission here on earth is to empower others to love themselves more and to see the beauty in all aspects of self.