Caring for yourself

To start getting your health in order, start to eat properly, exercise, and take the needed supplements and herbs to enhance your health. Then practice healthful beauty treatments to enhance your good looks. Finally, practice the things that will bring happiness into your life. Polish your gifts from the Creator. Taking good care of yourself is an enjoyable expenditure of your time, not to mention a great investment that pays the best kind of dividends.

Beauty rituals bring together the art and expression of loving yourself, and can even be a spiritual experience, a type of meditation, as you deliberately, mindfully, take the time to appreciate yourself, your world, and your blessings.

The French have a saying: “Etre bien dans sap eau” (to feel good in one’s skin). What could be more important? Both on the outside and the inside, God’s creation is what we are talking about. It’s an insult not to take care of this creation. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. You are made of Divinity.

Creating harmony in our daily life is a great source of health. Balancing the aspects of our day between activities and rest, time spent inside with time spent outside, and mental activity with physical activity are life enhancing. Being near man-made objects and being near nature, being with people and being alone. If you live in the craziness of the city, be sure you get to the sea, mountains, or the forest enough. It is important to set a piece of each day aside to reflect on and reaffirm what is important.

How we see ourselves is imperative to how we look and who we are. Beauty’s foundation is self-esteem we all need to carve a peaceful place for ourselves in the world, a place on the planet where we feel as perfectly comfortable as is possible. We need to be mindful of any and all negativity, go to its source of pain and deal with it, and find a place to put it where it can’t create havoc, but yet a place where we don’t deny its existence.

We need to cultivate an attitude where we see our humanness complete with our flaws, where we can embrace those as well as our positive points, and cultivate acceptance for ourselves as integrated beings.

We need to see ourselves and others as beautiful,  healthy, and happy and to live in harmony with ourselves first before we can live in harmony with others. It is important to allow yourself to visualize your beauty instead of focusing on your small imperfections.

Take control of what you can to be beautiful. First, you need to feel good.

Taken from Beauty, Health, and Happiness: A Way of Life by Lily Morgan, Founder and Formulator of Lily Organics Skin Care.