Beauty Remains

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    1. I am indeed honored you have spoken. I’ve seen you following me for a while and liking my work so I really do value and appreciate you stepping forward and leaving me this precious comment. Thank you! ❤

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  1. Amy, you are a sweetheart rose and a wise cat blended together. 🙂 No, you are a young woman who is special and beautiful, inside and out.
    I hope by “our” age (and I know you are younger), people realize being kind and good is much more important than external looks. Hugs!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ❤

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    1. One would hope that by “our age” all of us would “get” that the True Beauty resides within and has always done so. This world focuses too much on youth, perfection, and outward beauty. I myself had a lot of difficulty with getting older as I saw my youth begin to disappear. I didn’t realize how much I was relying on how I looked for my self-confidence. When the heads no longer turned and I saw a reflection of my face, I went into despair. Yet in that despair (years worth) I fought my way to the Light of Truth. When the Heart is right with Love True Beauty shines on through, no matter the age. Now when I look at my younger days I see a hardness about me that I no longer have. I actually do like how I look now (still struggling with the body image). How awful that we are so brainwashed that we must look a certain way in order to be OK.
      Anyways, forgive the lengthy response. Your words just touched a spot that opened a door to a floodgate. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, Robin!!!! Love, Amy ❤

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      1. Never worry about lenghthy replies. They are treasures ready to open! ❤
        I am a weekend "catch up" blogger so was blessed with this powerful, poignant and honest response. I too had younger "beauty" like the girl next door but not the popular one. I was content until life turned Topsy turvy with working as a teacher, waiting tables 4 nights a week and reaching for my Master's to keep my "day job." My one bedroom apt is cozy, family are nice to me, feed me delicious meals and I work like a Trojan 45 to this week's 47 hours a week.
        I may have told you it was in my late 40's I gained a lot of weight. Stress can be tough to overcome in the "cortisol" fight. I should have lost weight during those tumultuous days! Oh well, embracing and relaxing, loving your life will let go of what you may not always wnt tooblet go of! Hugs, Robin xo

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    1. I believe the very same, Maniparna, and after I wrote this and published it, saw that thought may have been beneficial to add to the post. Oh well. What is done is done. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed this today. You may wish to see my first post of the day, my friend. I think the flowers I shot will really touch you deeply. Hope you are having a really great day! ❤

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    1. I know it to be True. As a matter of fact (and this is true at any age) the inner Beauty shows through as a glow to the outer. That IS if that person is aware of the True Inner Beauty. 🙂 ❤
      If you have time please see my first post, Laura. The flowers will just pull you in. I promise you! ❤

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  2. Oh, I love that Amy! The outside may change and we have only little influence but we can always control how beautiful we want to look inside. That beautiful core is there and will always be…. we only need to look at it!

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  3. I couldn’t agree more with your beautiful words Amy. We seem to live in a youth and beauty focused society. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder of course. We need to concentrate more on the values of wisdom and internal beauty which continues to grow as we age. I’m in my 40’s now and I’ve finally achieved a place of inner peace. Each decade brings its own rewards 🙂
    Happy Sunday 🙂

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    1. Brenda, it is so good to “hear” your voice here. There was a bit of confusion on my end with the comment I left as I thought you were someone who had already followed here. Sorry about that. But like I said the sheer numbers I see are overwhelming sometimes.
      Thank you for your kind words. I know the younger generation probably won’t understand these words of mine as much as someone who has traveled the Path of Life some. When I began to loose my outer beauty called youth I sank in a terrible despair. That began my Journey (year’s worth) of seeing that True Beauty lies within and when that is embraced that Beauty has a way of coming to the surface and glows. I am in my late 50’s and I can honestly say when I look at photos of myself when young my face looks empty and hard. Now when I see me I really like what I see and can also say, LOVE me. Isn’t that grand? The ironies of Life do not cease to amaze me ….. (smile) Welcome aboard, my friend!! Love, Amy ❤

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      1. I saw your profile picture. You’re a beautiful lady 🙂 It’s probably time for me to stop hiding behind my avatar. I suspect that you’re right in that the younger generation would not fully understand your posts. They’re just not there yet. I suffered from anorexia in my youth and it took me years to recover. It’s amazing how focused we are taught to be on our appearance. Letting that go isn’t easy. As a woman in my 40’s I’m trying to focus on my other attributes. It’s an ongoing effort .

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      2. It’s a Journey, Brenda. A process. You don’t get there overnight. In fact, just yesterday I was taking my usual walk listening to a favorite CD and I started to sing out loud and dance. Thoughts in my head immediately said …. Your voice is not that great any more, you look stupid dancing as you are, look and make sure no one is around ….. I stopped. And said wow, I’m still doing it, making sure I measure up to what I think others want me to be. So that being said, I just kept on singing and moving and felt such JOY and gratitude that I was alive to do so. Be gentle on you. Some days you think you got a grasp on this, and then others …. Well…. (smile) …. It’s work. ❤

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      3. That it is. We are our own worse enemies and we worry way too much about the opinion of others. I know I’m guilty of it. I love listening to music btw and often find myself dancing alone in my kitchen 🙂 I remember last summer seeing a young girl dancing in a restaurant while waiting with her family to be seated. She was totally unaware of those around her and just having fun. I remember thinking that we all need to more like that 🙂 It shouldn’t matter who’s around us. Their opinions shouldn’t matter. We need to exercise our freedom to be ourselves 🙂

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      4. As I said ….. Journey in progress ….. 🙂 😉 ❤ Every day I move toward freeing myself more and more. It's challenging to "see" the instilled patterns within at times. Yet when you do, that is THE most important factor of healing. When you don't see, you cannot change. ❤

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      5. PS I just added a new profile picture. Now you can see my face. I get such a kick out of taking selfies. LOL I feel like a kid playing with a toy. 🙂 ❤

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      6. Haha 🙂 I’ve never been good with selfies. I’ve never gotten the hang of it. Now I want to go have a look. I did finally change my profile picture though. Time to stop hiding. The picture was taken last summer by my husband. I actually don’t have a lot of photos of me lol

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      7. May I encourage you to stop hiding. It took me a long time to do it, and now it feels so freeing to show my face. Now when I comment my friends have a face to put to the words. I like that. 🙂 Selfies are challenging. Practice makes perfect though …. Although I really am trying to get away from that word perfect. I have to think about substituting another word for it. 🙂

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      8. I love your profile picture 🙂 I know what you mean by the word perfect. I’m a substitute teacher (working in a replacement position until May sometime). I tell students that practice makes better because none of us are perfect. It felt very freeing to finally upload an actual picture of myself. And you’re right, it’s always nice when we can put a face to the words 🙂

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      9. And good for you for being a substitute teacher. NOT an easy job! I like what you tell you students too. FYI …. I LOVE dancing and singing but because of events in Life, my music faded. I’m just getting it back now. Life can throw some pretty hard punches at times.
        I also am very busy in mornings with cat care so that is one reason I come back here and add what I already have said. I’m thinking what you said and realize oh wow need to comment on that. 🙂 Tee hee ….. At times my Life is SO big!

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      10. I love my job 🙂 I didn’t listen to much music in the 90’s. I was going to school and in a bad relationship. I ended up losing myself during that time. I’ve only found myself a few years ago. At that point I rediscovered my love of music. I sometimes listen to music before work while getting ready and going about the house. It always puts me in a good mood and helps wake me up. I haven’t really danced outside of my kitchen in years lol Life has a way of throwing us a lot of hard punches as you said. There seems to be no escaping it. No doubt there will be more in the future. I plan to face each and every one head on. Hopefully I can follow through on my plan 🙂

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      11. Bless you for your honesty and bravery. Keep on shining your Light and let no one ever take your spirit from you. Yes it takes a while to find ourselves again after being torn asunder. I know that walk well. I really hope my blog assists you on your own Life Path for the words I speak are mostly from my own Life experience and the Wisdom I have gained. I have a post coming called “Courage”. I hope you read it and in so doing, think about how courageous you are. Either Monday or Tuesday that post will be up. I do not know ahead of time for my Heart truly guides me as how to post. Be well in mind and body and spirit. Our conversation today has really been a great JOY to me. Thank you. 🙂 ❤

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      12. You’ve already inspired me. It’s thanks to you that I decided it was time to stop hiding. I can’t wait to read your next post 🙂 I’ve so enjoyed meeting you today. Our conversation has been such a pleasure. Many blessings to you Amy 🙂 I hope you have a beautiful Sunday 🙂

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  4. Amy I love this post as I reach my 60th year and feel better than ever!

    This comment is going to regress to your post about the healing you have been going through As you spoke about your abuse.. we collectively embrace the dark sides of our soul. I recently posted about my experience of “losing my mind” and ending up in a mental hospital in my 30 something and 40 something adventure into the darkness of humanity. all of which was never spoken until recently, giving me 101 temperature and laying me flat on my back (before I spoke It) Feeling the connection to all of humanity as I speak this , you have graduated to your higher self, coming home so to speak, embracing all that is, we as a collective in the higher vibrations “love” have moved mountains my friend. I see so much light shine through you….as we continue to journey on my friend, I love you and all that you are. I am back on WP for now as I entered a blog challenge to speak my spiritual journey, by Barbara Frankens request.. Much love Heart to Heart Robyn

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    1. It is so good to see you, Robyn!!!! I want very much to believe I have graduated to my Higher Self and in that believe, I know there is a responsibility to breathe Love, think Love, act Love, every moment of every day. In burning the dross, I “see” that this is truly on ongoing process of accountability. I “feel” different and I “feel” a huge shift has taken place within me. Yet, if I don’t stay “clean” the dross will again accumulate. Yes. I still today am detoxing and presently at the liver level, which is deep and takes a lot out of the body. I rejoice that I have stuck with the work in order to gain what I am today. I am SO happy for you that you as well have been committed to the Journey!! BIG (((HUGS))) and Much Love, Amy ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. As with each graduation, we continue to grow, never going back to where we were, yet getting lighter and lighter, symptoms of ascension in the body is part of the journey. When we can be the detached observer, the acceleration increases. Clarity is upon us to remember who we really are. Heart to heart Robyn. I’ll be stopping in to join you all in perfect timing on your blog.

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  5. These are words you should keep! I’m extreemly impressed with these words, and shall hold them close to my heart! They comfort me, and heal a weary soul, providing hope and promise! Whatever you do, you sure know how to steal my heart away… Mind if I follow you around and suck my thumb? LOL!

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    1. The “young” probably don’t understand as well as the “aging with grace” these words I wrote. I still am working on liking and accepting me for all of me even those parts that definitely look the aging part. LOL Don’t you think you are little too old to be sucking your thumb? Good grief! 😉 ❤

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