Have you ever met someone who is just simply gorgeous? Not in the physical sense necessarily. More, they are every synonym of beautiful: serene, balanced. They hold life’s dramas at arms length. Under duress from event or emotion they seem extremely okay, gliding along life's undulating terrain friction-free.
Some people’s lives, in comparison, might better befit a country fair pig wrestle inside the confines of a wet paper bag.
What makes them different?
A pig? Now you’re just being cheeky.
The answer is, well put it this way, if they were to watch a puppet show, they'd see the puppets and the puppet strings, and still love the show.
These shining human specimens, probably unicorn variety, share many of the same behaviours and attitudes. First of all, they live in accordance to the laws of nature, and effortlessly so.
They accept what is.
And like the real, unreal unicorn, these special people prioritise the life force that pulses through their veins, and guard it, quite literally, with their life. To sacrifice this force would be akin to accepting death, one bad decision at a time.
I know, it's a bit of a downer that death creeps into this conversation about such a mighty, invisible force. It's here as a matter of perspective. Death doesn’t happen suddenly; only the end-bit does. It begins the moment we take the low road, make bad choices, and stop listening to our higher selves. Yes they speak, and yes we can hear them – not all angel-like, more like clear intuition.
Sadly, this umbilical life force is squandered when our personal culture can no longer accommodate it: when we choose ten seconds of taste sensation over the ten hours of digestive struggle, or numb ourselves from the pain of stress and worry, blame others for our woes, believe that we have woes – to name a few. Before long, it's no longer physically possible to contain this blindingly magnificent force of life; this … beauty.
It might sound impossible to live such a light-possessed life, however it’s actually very easy. How dare I say it's easy?! I don't know your pain or story. Some of you will argue at my arrogant suggestion, so I pre-emptively admonish myself on your behalf - to save you time writing angry comments. But you've come this far, so why not hear me out.
It’s simply a matter of re-orienting our compass to always point towards our higher selves. We all have them, lonely invisible alter-creatures of our existence. Choose life regardless of excusing circumstances, and commit. Meditation and yoga strengthen our resolve to hold true.
Being gorgeous, a powerhouse of light, does not require any extra DNA strands to unlock, though that would make life easier - in the same way that having four arms would . We only need to remember why we are here, as ‘me’, in this era, in this body and character. It’s in everybody’s interest that we play our part with everything we’ve got. Give the performance of the century, as ourselves, every single day.
If there is one thing that propells us towards the unicorn-human-realm-of-brilliance status faster, it is to be in the present. It is, by far, sweeter than the past or the future.
Yoga and meditation are like my warm-up vocal exercises before the curtain rises.
Maybe I can offer some tips that could help you realise your powerhouse of brilliance that is your birth right:
1. Eat for nutrition. That's all it is
2. Don’t put anything in your body as solution to a negative emotion
3. Avoid lazy habits
4. Don’t sacrifice or over-indulge in sleep
5. Stay at arms-length from the stories that carry on around you
6. Avoid anything that alters your mind
7. Avoid everything processed or made without awareness
8. Gossiping or complaining are cement shoes that hold you down
9. Practice yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Kung, or meditation daily
1o. Exercise daily
11. Get in to nature regularly
12. Be quiet
13. Break the love affair for material possessions
14. Accept that you are a flower that blooms in the right conditions. Know what they are
15. Stay in the present
You owe it to the magic of life to be everything you are meant to be and no less. Nothing is worth it, believe me. (Because I'm not a doctor.)
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