Am I Beautiful?

We must first be beautiful
to ourselves. More important
than acceptance by others is
our need to accept ourselves.
Hold the mirror of beauty
before your face.

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13 Responses to Am I Beautiful?

  1. And make sure you take a good look inside… not just the surface!


  2. Yes! So powerful to see the true you! Thank you for this! ~ j


  3. Mystiic says:

    I have been a very happy mirror person!! Yet, I only just learnt a while ago… that all that I would ever love… would begin with… completely loving and accepting me first!!

    My mirror time with Gratitude… truly did help me accept the parts of me (read weight) I once… frowned about in the mirror!!! :))
    Bless you :))


    • Pat Cegan says:

      Our cultures have pounded into us that we are never enough (or are too much, grin) so that most of us feel unlovable. You are right that the key to unconditional love is gratitude. I recently discovered that at 68, if I lose weight, I will be more saggy. Then I had to choose if I wanted to maintain my grandmotherly, huggable body or slim down and have loose skin flapping in the breeze. Suddenly all the years of wishing I had the model’s figure, seemed stupid. Pass the rolls and butter please. I am great to hug and can laugh at all the suffering I did for nothing. Thanks for your honest comments. Welcome to Source of Inspiration. hugs, pat


  4. Reblogged this on FierceBuddhist and commented:
    Well said. Please take a moment to truly see yourself and show compassion to YOU.


  5. becca givens says:

    Awesome message ~~ the Boss has so many messages for you to deliver, and deliver you do!! 😀 xoxo bb


  6. creativeboys says:

    Hello Pat!
    You are the winner for two awards! Congrats!
    Have a great week and best wishes, Nizam


    • Pat Cegan says:

      How lovely of you to nominate Source of Inspiration. I am honored that you did this. Please know, however, that I can not comply with requirements because of time constraints. Love that you nominated me. hugs, pat


  7. turkischland says:

    Reblogged this on turkischland and commented:
    have you not sleeping ? goodmorning , holland are midddaytime


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