Grace under pressure. Isn’t this the quality we’re all seeking to have a bit more of at this time of year?
Especially as the holiday fervor starts to simmer with demands for more of our energy, resources and time, the list of irritants that get under our skin is long—aggravations, injustices, slights get networked 24/7 via our very own, overactive inner “tweet-deck”.
No wonder we get hooked by the surface of things. Who wants to live with the constant chatter?
It seems easier to favor appearance over substance. We even buy into the concept of equating skin’s visual appearance—number of lines, its tightness and youthfulness, as a gauge of desirability. I’m so OVER this perspective.
Judging your skin simply on the basis of how it looks is like judging a book by its cover. We forget entirely the essential connection between our skin and our overall well-being.
Want to present your best face to the world? Get acquainted with every inch of your skin, and not just the skin you see on your face.
- Do you know what it feels like to hold your hand?
- What does your arm, your elbow feel like?
- What about your legs?
This Thanksgiving, we can be grateful that beauty is not a superficial pursuit on the part of women trying to become beautiful.
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty.”
Connect with yourself from the inside out. Make your skin touchable and desirable. And because eventually all truths make their way to the surface, sit back, relax and glow from within.
November’s early nights and first frosts signal that it’s time to downshift, slow your pace and set your attention to quiet-mode. Steal yourself away from the slicing and dicing to take in a few deep, full breaths—to be “teased... out of thought,” as Keats writes in Ode on a Grecian Urn.
Remember, small mindful acts quiet your dialogue and put you into presence where beauty and grace awaits your arrival.