Day 22 – Finding beauty where the sun don’t shine

Welcome to my self-compassion series prompted and inspired by this free e-course! For the rest of the month, I will do my best to open my heart center to breathe in compassion for myself and others.

Day 22 finds beauty in imperfection. It’s a magical task of awakening and you shouldn’t feel guilty for wanting to love yourself.

Do you feel beautiful?

I dived into many emotions this past weekend which prompted me to hit fear in the head quite a few times. Even for me, the process of owning my life positively is a struggle because I am imperfectly perfect. We all dabble with regrets, faults and past baggage that we need to overcome in order to appreciate our story. We were not instantly birthed into our current age… it took days, conflicts and memories to grow into our full selves. Layers on top of layers creating the masterpiece that we see on a canvas.

Naturally, I know that I am alive and with this comes all types of stories and memories that are both good and bad making my life beautiful. I don’t always feel beautiful as I should because I hold it back. Coming across as a narcissist isn’t my intention, so I shy away from compliments. Leaving me feel less than 100% beautiful. Also, I am not always the sunny-side version of Bernard that everyone desires to see. There is a shadow to my world that keeps me very aware of my light and I think it helps with balancing my understanding of what it means to be truly beautiful.

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