Editor’s note: The following is part of a series of blogs from TMCYouth.com. Here’s what the editors of the site have to say:

“There’s nobody you know better than yourself. The ‘Dear Me’ blog series is a way to share today’s spiritual insights with a past you, or a future you. . . . It’s about being honest, real, and true to yourself. What would you share with a future or past you? What would you say to help the rest of us grow through similar experiences?”

Loving who you are

Back to beautiful

The reflection staring back doesn’t look like you at all. Where have you gone? You lean in under the stark white light, peering closer into your own watery eyes to see if you can find a semblance of the girl you know is hiding there. There she is, curled up in silence in the hazel-blue irises. Wanting to feel loved. Wanting to feel beautiful.

Remember how you let those tears cleanse you, wash away your old beliefs, and awaken you to the truth that every moment, you are born anew.

Remember how you held her, cradled her day after day, comforting her as she drunkenly vowed not to have any more one-night stands. How you assured her she was more than the skin that enveloped her, more than the new curves of her female body, more than what anyone else said about her. Remember the moment you realized that loving her unconditionally was the way to heal her past, fill her heart, and reveal her true beauty.

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Oh my beautiful body!
January 10, 2011

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