'Our own path of awakening will not be a replica of anyone else's. We all bring to this adventure our individual stories, histories, and sense of possibilities. Genuine freedom is never found through transcending our own stories, but in learning to find freedom within them. A path of awakening is…
"When the dark clouds of doubt, anger or worry begin to move upon you, steady yourself in the knowledge that in time, the storm will pass."
— Bryant McGill
I just finished watching Silver Linings and I learned something.
And shit happens.
But if we continue to wallow in it and let the past bite us hard in the ass, and reach for something that is no longer there, we become miserable.
Instead of doing that, we should try and find a…
And they are all beautiful.
Sure, nobody’s perfect. But don’t you think that the quirky, stranger trees, with twisted branches and odd roots, always seem more mysterious - and therefore more beautiful and appealing - than the most regular, “perfect” trees?
The same thing applies to us, humans. We are all sons and daughters of Nature; and she wanted us to be the way we are. Never underestimate the beauty Mother Nature has given you: for your faults and imperfections are what makes you different, and therefore, beautiful, interesting, and special. The most twisted branch of a tree might be its more beautiful trait - and so your little cute belly, or your chubby legs, or the scars of your courage, or your too-thin-arms.
We are all like trees and we should accept ourselves just the way we are: chubby or thin, curvy or flat, tall or short, white as snow or black as dark chocolate. As long as we do not try to change ourselves - just like trees do.
Accept yourself and accept what Mother Nature has given you. Never forget that you have to love yourself before you can love others - and let yourself be loved.
Embrace your imperfections. Embrace your body. You are beautiful. ♥ my-white-petals (via my-white-petals)