Blossoming into yourself

“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” -Jim Carrey

We can spend so much time and effort worrying about what other people might think of the people we are becoming that we inhibit our own blossoming. Most of us could learn something from the flowers around us who blossom without worry into their beautiful selves.

 

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Beauty and pain

“Things can be both immensely difficult and intensely beautiful at the same time. You don’t have to hide either side. Remember, the night sky is eerily desolate and also full of everything all at once.” ~Victoria Erickson

Even the most difficult times of our lives also contain beauty in other ways. It’s ok to find joy in that beauty even as you mourn or struggle in other areas.

 

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Balancing our focus

“In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that’s the way new leaves grow.” ~Amit Ray

Our brains tend to tightly latch onto the pain of loss in the changes life brings our way. It’s a natural part of survival instinct to focus on this part of our experience, but it’s only a part of what’s actually happening in every change we face.

Just like autumn’s falling leaves, change also brings beauty and new beginnings along with it. We just need to work a little harder to make sure we notice and pay attention to those truths since our brains are less likely to do that for us.

When you take the time to look, where can you find beauty and new beginnings hiding in whatever changes are happening in your life right now? What would it take to intentionally focus on those to counter-balance your brain’s natural tendency to focus on pain and loss?

 

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Return to yourself

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” ~Masaru Emoto

A good reminder that we can always come back to the present moment here and now to find our way back to our strength when we’ve gotten lost.

Have you lost sight of how beautiful you are? Come back to yourself and re-discover it!

 

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