The other morning I was just sat looking at my little girl thinking how cute she looked with her bed hair! I wanted to eat her (that's a funny phrase isn’t it?!).
I felt so much love towards her it made me think: How do we look at a child’s dimples, bed hair and other things that just seem so cute to us but then the same things in adults we apologise for and we discount ourselves for.
How many times have we said "excuse the state of me" or something to that effect?
I know I have, even this week!
As we start to get older and we get so caught up in thought and and insecurities that we can potentially judge ourselves so much, which then really effects the way we feel or how we show up in the world.
It doesn’t need to be like this, we can see the innocence and the beauty within each and every one of us, from when we start out as cute babies, that doesn’t go anywhere we just add judgment and criticism to the equation and can easily forget how wonderful we are!
I have learnt to let go more over the years, of the judgment of myself, seeing the beauty of my imperfections (meaning are they even imperfections in the first place?).
We are all wonderfully imperfect, but imperfection is perfection in itself. It's being human.
Seeing this has also meant that I have found it much more easy to lower expectations of myself in general enabling me to have more room for joy and presence in my life.
I need to say as always though:
sometimes I do get caught up,
sometimes I do get insecure,
sometimes I do judge myself.
BUT I am much more able to catch myself quicker and switch to love, compassion and acceptance when I need it most!