The beauty of deeply satisfied
Day 121/366 days Towards Self-Mastery. Mood: perplexed
Through this last month I've covered a lot of personal attributes that enhance appearances, indulge the senses and delve into our authenticity with Sarah's inspiration.
Today is about feeling beautiful.
Not so much appearances, but that feeling of deeply satisfied that then shows up in your reflection in the mirror.
Sarah suggests that this moment of glory occurs when you really feel like you are experiencing one of those rare moments of deep love.
Those moments for me are when I'm in my zone. I'm working or contributing to something that I really care about. Plugged in and switched on.
Or I'm in good company, deep conversations from a place of shared experiences.
They also surface when I'm at peace with my inner world. Life is good, things are in order, everything working.
When I've accomplished something special. Completed a major project. Reached a milestone in my study programme, received an award, or genuine recognition of my value.
The only thing is, I never think to look in the mirror for confirmation.
366 days Towards Self-Mastery
When I considered my New Year's intentions for 2020 I had just one: To allow my heart to love what it loved...and let it lead me. (If not now, then when?)
I've spent months working on integrating my life. To live life more fully with my home life, my interests, my work, my responsibilities, all coming together, all connected. I want to give each the attention that they desire and need, and still have time and energy for the others. That means living and working from the heart.
As I was clearing out my bookshelf over the Christmas break I discovered Simple Abundance. I set it aside to explore it on New Year's Day as I lazed through another delicious day of nothingness. Sarah, the author, says this book is about living in grace. Living in grace I realised, is about Self-Mastery.
My thirst for understanding the human condition has driven me all my life, and hand-in-hand with self-mastery it has been a life-long goal. And seeing as I love to write, that living in grace is about self-mastery, and I love a bit of a challenge, then if I am truly going to let my heart lead, I really don't have any other choice. So scary as it feels, I'm starting out on a daily mission of leaning into the suggestions of this daybook and making a daily post to keep me accountable. If not now, then when?
I'm Josie. You can find out a little more about me here.
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy: by Sarah Ban Breathnach.
This book is written for the Australian and NZ market because it refers to seasonal changes. It's available on Amazon here if you'd like to follow along.