Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
I got a package the other day, opened it quickly, ripping the tape, tearing at the paper, sorting through the white styrofoam elephant food (peanuts I mean, please dont feed them to elephants though) and got right to the good stuff.
Well, it was a very nice present,when I got there so hurredly! I realized however, that in my hurry, I didn't see the wrap, the bow, the paper it was covered with, nor the stamps (put on upside down=means they love you) and the tape was extra special too, even though it was so tough to cut and get off! The box, well it was a box. The peanuts were actually annoying, as they went all over the floor.
I was hungry so I went to get my breakfast.I cut up my apple.
Seeing this apple, I saw a metaphor for life. It all came together in my mind.
We seem to seperate life into bits and pieces, living for the gems, the good stuff, hurrying the rest, even discarding or wanting to, what we feel is not needed or doesn't work.
We even might make wrong, or find annoying, the pieces we do not like or we do not feel are acceptable.
Worse yet, when the pieces we might not appreciate are gone, we see the space, the hole, and perhaps wished we might have savored it more and saw it's value.
Notice this apple. Notice the hole and what came out of what is missing. Notice what is still there. Notice how some pieces seem broken or in pieces, and some not needed at all. Some are even mishapen, for how we think they need to be, how we have it that it is "supposed to be".
Notice the love that is still there.
Have you ever lost someone in death, and saw a huge hole? Look carefull at that again. Look at what was left behind.
Honoring all the parts and pieces, creates the whole, the total package, the gift.
This includes what might be "missing" or "broken", "mishapen" or "falling all to pieces". All those pieces and part serve a valuable purpose. Not the same purpose but still an important part.
So in life, we might hurry, rushing to the next good thing, the big fun, the pleasure, the joys, the happiness, the party, while we overlook the whole. Honoring the whole, then we do not view parts as a hole, but rather, we clearly can see the purpose they serve.
This principle, applied to our own lives, our own person, is the basis for growing self love. We see nothing wrong, every quality we possess, used in it's own special way for a purpose, none of it t view as broken, mishapen or in pieces. Yes, we can surely change parts of ourselves that might work better with some effort applied, but this is first done by seeing them and honoring them, as they are Seeing the whole of YOU, creates the whole you, a YOU that you LOVE!
Slow down, savor the nuances, it is all in the nuances, that you might not notice.
I got a package and saw and used every part for a good purpose, the whole of the gift.
I got a package, you got a package, we all did, this gift called LIFE! The gift is YOU!
How will you view it? How do you view yourself? What holds you back? Why NOT love you??? Most of us come from a place of "not good enough" and when we see all of ourself in a different way, life begins!
How do you view the whole of YOU? I hold the light for you, until you see who you truly are! Shine baby shine!
~What is essential to transformation, is to transform one's awareness of themselves~then their world transforms!
Love from my whole heART to yours! Muah! Bette Bliss p.s. please excuse my typos, I honor that about me, for it makes life very interesting!