Hello, February the month of love and romance.

Hanifah Abdul-Samad #FDVLifestyle Beauty & Wellness Inner beauty Soulful Living Zen

Every Sunday I indulge in my favorite book while sipping tea.  

Simple Abundance.

I thought I'll share one of my favorite pages.

February 3

Discovering Your Authentic Self.

 

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

-Oscar Wilde

One of the surprises that comes when you catch glimpse of your authentic self is the discovery that she’s such a positive, upbeat woman. She’s always smiling. She’s always calm. She’s always reassuring. She exudes confidence. Who is the woman, you might ask, and does she bear any resemblance to you?

Yes and no. This is who you are on the inside. The real you. If you don’t act this way all the time, It’s simply because you haven’t evolved to a higher plane of existence yet. Neither have I. Marianne Williamson believes this will come when we “embrace the goddess”  who resides within. “When a woman falls in love with the magnificent possibilities within herself, the forces that would limit those possibilities hold less and less sway over her. 

 

,” she writes in A Woman’s Worth…..But occasionally we get glimmers of what it’s like on this higher plane: on a good-hair day; when we’ve had twelve hours of sleep; when we soar through a business meeting, thoroughly prepared; when we fit into last year clothing; when we throw a great party and everyone enjoys themselves immensely. When moments like these occur, we tend to think that all’s right with the world.

Everything just fell into place. What we don't realize is all is all right with ourselves. We’re in the flow of life and loving it.

We’re in place: that special alignment when authenticity and reality merge into wholeness. But how do we tap into the spiritual energy source more often? How do we access the flow of life more frequently? How do we learn to live at full throttle?

Meditation helps. So do long walks, soaks in scented bubble baths, washing our hair a day before it needs it, smiling at everyone we meet,  being more gentle with ourselves, watching a sunrise or a sunset, petting an animal, playing with a child, having some small pleasure to look forward to every day, being grateful.

But above all, being open to change. Welcoming it. “Watch. Wait. Time with unfold and fulfill its purpose, “ 

Marianne Williamson advises. “While we wait, we must not go unconscious. We must think and grow. Rejoice and dream, but kneel and pray. There is holiness in the air today; we are giving birth to goddesses. They are who we are, for they are us:

Friends, therapists, artists, businesswomen, “teachers, healers, mothers. Start laughing, girls. We have a new calling”.  #haha 

#FDVLifestyle 

Feb 3rd 2019 



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