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Vanity doesn’t age

In a recent conversation with an elder I was able to reflect back from the spoken words I was hearing, “It seems that vanity hasn’t aged along with you.” “Yes,” was the reply., “vanity tells me that I am ugly.”

Later in the day I became curious about this experience and how and when this shifted for me. When did I stop giving power to vanities harsh words of criticism spoken in my head? It wasn’t that long ago. I wondered what changed? Spontaneously I connected to the sense of self-love inside. I realized at some point the depth of self-love surpassed the value I placed upon vanities words in my head. The scale had tipped in self-loves favour and the criticisms of vanity don’t carry the weight they once did. This is a celebration. At some point in the practical application of my practice there has been a shift in the dialogue in my head and body. My heart speaks the loudest and demonstrates that self directed sense of love.

In my conversation with the elder I hoped my intonation came from this heartfelt experience so it had a soft landing. My intention – not to increase their own moral judgements.

What is your vanity telling you? Has your vanity criticism shown any acceptance of your aging?

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Honey versus deceit…..

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit

What you focus upon……..

“What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.”

Oprah Winfrey

Suffering is a result!

Happiness is not a reward – it is consequence. Suffering is not a punishment – it is a result.



You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

George Bernard Shaw

Learned or Wise?

He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.

Thomas Jefferson


Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

Abraham Lincoln