There’s a lot of talk about going the distance: setting your own personal records, being your best self, making the grade, and so forth.
I think this is all very important, with one distinction: you want to make sure you’re pushing your own edge, not an edge that somebody else chose for you.
Someone else’s edge might be starting a company, or writing a book, or running a marathon, or traveling the world. Your edge might be any of those, but it also might be entirely, completely different.
Maybe for you, these aren’t edges. Maybe your edge is needing to learn a language fluently, or do a photography project, or volunteer at a charity.
It’s not important that you do what every one else is doing. What’s important, is seeing what fascinates you in this world: the strange, the unusual, the geeky, the unpopular, the odd, the fascinating.
If there’s something that you find so fascinating and interesting that you can’t imagine not doing it, or you can’t imagine being bored with it, that’s your edge. Push that.
You are incredibly beautiful, even if you think you’re not.
Even if you think your nose is too long or too short, your hair too curly or too straight, your body the wrong shape or size, your skin not dark or light enough, whatever it is.
Just as you are able to look at all kinds of people and see their beauty—not the beauty of their makeup or fashion or vibe, but their real, raw, interesting, unique, diverse human beauty—you can see this.
It’s astounding, how gorgeous and different and wonderful we all are!
If you don't have this ability already, you can learn to see the magical diversity of all of us, the way we are shaped, the weight we carry, the way we walk and move, the way our bodies protect and contain us. You can see this beauty in others, whenever you look with love.
Ahhh... and when you look with love, it feels like you’re looking at angels all day long; these beautiful beings that are other people, that are the human race.
And here's another wonderful thing: you can look at yourself with this same love. Just look at someone else with love, then expand your heart, and fold yourself in, in full acceptance of who you are and how you look, right now.
There is a beautiful intimacy that comes from doing everyday tasks, such as folding laundry for yourself, or for your family members.
When done with intention, it becomes sheer delight to pull each item of clothing, freshly washed and dried, and sort and smooth and fold this item.
If you are folding clothing for yourself, you are infusing love into the clothing you will wear later. If you are folding clothing for family members, you have a chance to connect in with each family member as you fold their shirts, pants, underwear, socks.
Instead of doing it hurriedly, as a bothersome chore, use this time to infuse love into the clothes. In the same way that your ancestors once sewed a little talisman into a pocket, to keep the wearer safe and well, you can infuse your protection, your care, your support into each item of clothing that you fold.
We are able to feel each other’s feelings, even from far away. We are able to feel the blessing of the clothing we wear, when it has been folded with love by another.
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