Well, I’ll be! Coco Chanel was not just a fashionista and designer, my friends, Miss Coco was also a wise ass wordsmith. Being yourself, being truly authentic and loyal to yourself, is the key to inner and outer beauty. Why? Happiness, sisters. Once you are able to be you, entirely, you are the most beautiful version of you and there ain’t no bullshit lingering around. Happiness is actually what assists you in deciding to be yourself. See, you cannot possibly be beautiful is you aren’t happy. And we are talking inner and outer beauty, here. I have to admit, I think age plays a huge role in this one. Being young has its perks (like perky tata’s, for example) but those perks don’t impress me as much as age does. With age, we acquire wisdom and self awareness, at least more then we had before a couple of grey pubes popped out. There is something extremely beautiful about a woman who is honest with who she is. There is no facade. No excuses, no insecurities, no parroting, no bull shit. What you see is what you get. Happiness exudes natural beauty. I am a photographer. I take lots of pictures of lots of people and when I am behind the camera, you want to know what is the most beautiful thing I see? Laughing. Organic happiness. You can’t make that shit up. Ah! But how do we get to a place were we are our true selves? We are all made up of different “things” and we all have different combinations of qualities making us individuals. It is a matter of accepting our individual qualities and running with that shit, girl! Yeah, neighbor Sally has a tight little ass. You are working endlessly to literally work your ass off, but guess what?! You are never going to have Sally’s tight little ass because you got some junk in your trunk, for life. Own it and love it. There are also deeper things that mask our true inner beauty, our core, if you will. Anxiety is a huge culprit of suppressing our inner beauty. Anxiety robs people of their personalities and smiles. Organic happiness doesn’t have a chance in hell if anxiety is hanging around. Conquering anxiety is possible and a step in the right direction to begin to start being the true, beautiful you. I know I have mentioned before I have suffered from anxiety in the past. Let me just tell you, I was a HUGE bitch when I was anxious. That shit surrounded my mind with a thick ass smog that caused chaos and frustration, unhappiness and unease. How the hell can someone be themselves, exude inner beauty and happiness when that asshole anxiety is in town? Not possible. Let’s start today, together, to dig deep and begin peeling away the layers of bulls shit and unauthentic qualities we possess in ourselves. Stop pretending it is the material things in our lives that create happiness (believe me, I am the first to admit I love me some sparkling diamonds and designer threads), stop parroting other peoples beliefs and opinions (it is very easy to join your husbands/best friends band wagon), stop wearing things others think are cool and start wearing things that make up our own personal, very cool style, start looking for the beauty and positivity in everything, start letting go of things you cannot control, start accepting the things you don’t love about yourself and learn how to fall in love with them, stop criticizing yourself and others, start laughing more, pamper yourself, make an appointment with that therapist, wake up and tell yourself 3 things you are grateful for everyday, exercise, have some good sex (with or without a partner), stop comparing yourself to others, start acknowledging how frigging awesome you are, look inside yourself and find what makes you organically happy and be true to yourself and your desires. Once we all come to terms with who we are and develop self acceptance and self love, we, my friends, will all be absolutely fucking beautiful. Mad love.
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