Seeing Deeper into Beauty.
When did you last look at yourself in the mirror without judgement?
One of the pivotal moments in my relationship with my body came when I looked into the mirror and instead of avoiding my own gaze or focusing on what I didn’t like, I looked into my eyes and saw the light of my Self looking back.
I saw myself without thought, without criticism and for the very first time, I experienced myself as beautiful. I was 35 years old.
And this is the truth, when we connect with who we are beyond the body, the body in all its uniqueness reflects that Beauty back.
It is a powerful practice: to see yourself without judgement.
So, this week, I invite you to receive three slow breaths whilst looking in the mirror.
Three non-critical breaths.
This exercise is not about looking at what you dislike about your body or wish you could change.
Neither is it about forcing a good feeling nor finding wonderful thoughts about what you see.
Once a day, simply allow yourself to meet your reflection with three breaths.
If your mind launches into a torrent of negativity whenever you’re near the mirror, the trick is to focus on the light in your eyes – not the eye shape, size or colour. Focus on the life-force that animates your body.
Give yourself a little space to see yourself without thought.
And see what happens..
Please let me know how you go in The Hearth, I'd love to hear <3