“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives” Louise L. Hay
We have been conditioned by society to not only judge one another’s beauty but to put our beauty into categories. Hence we have done the same thing with our hair, especially in the African American culture. We have a range that goes from “good hair” to “nappy hair”. But I ask you to pose this question to yourself… What REALLY is good hair or nappy hair? Hair is hair! Yes it comes in different types and different textures, but who is the authority on whether it is good or bad?
I have always been told that I have “good hair” but since becoming educated on what good hair really is, I see all hair that is healthy, clean and groomed as “good” hair. And it is important that when we each look at our hair in the mirror, we appreciate that what we see is the specific type and texture that the Creator wanted us to have. Last time I checked EVERYTHING God made is good, by His own account.
Your beautiful is your beautiful and my beautiful is mine. Who I AM can only be defined by myself unless I, by my allowance, give that power over to others. The power to achieve lies within every individual and self-love is the first thing that we need to strive to have, by doing so we are able to show others how to embrace their natural self, as we embrace ours. After all who we are inside is always manifested outside of ourselves… as within so without.
My mission and focus is to bring awareness to the Natural Self and the importance of self-love, self-acceptance, self-healing, self-understanding, self-empowerment and self-awareness.
So let me put these questions to you to ponder on and answer within yourself:
- How do you identify yourself?
- What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror?
- Are you accepting of yourself and your natural beautiful?
- Are you allowing others to define who you are?
- Do you project to the world how you want to be seen.
- When you receive opposition from others, do you try to identify what the lesson in the experience is for you? Are you receiving that which you give to yourself?
Honesty begins within. What the world sees in us is what we project out to it. Are you projecting your love for your natural beautiful?
Author: Denika Penn Carothers, Natural Hair & Hair Products available at Amazon or at http://www.gethealthyhairnow.com