I thought it good to write a little blog on what I mean by organic beauty, or rather what it means to me. Maybe a tad deep for a Tuesday afternoon, but I’m really feeling this today.
Organic beauty is not about eating organic food, using organic cleansers or finding the most organic and toxin free moisturiser on the planet. It’s not about taking a green juice for breakfast and not wearing any make up. It’s not about 2 litres of water a day, meditating or breathing through up-dog, OR pondering the meaning of life at every given free moment. It’s about being fearless in your decision to be you and creating the space in your life to just be. (We all love a bit of yogi talk). Your own true beauty will grow organically and it starts (believe it or not) with you.
I’m definitely someone who thrives from being around others and enjoys a bit of banter and light heartedness. But I’m also uber sensitive and when alone with my thoughts I can drive myself crazy. Hence why I started this little blog, creativity is the key to unleashing happiness so get creative and expressive with anything that makes you tick. I’ve only quite recently started utilising Instagram (creature of habit, although trying to break this simply by trying to move my yoga mat to different spaces in each class each day, working a treat!), and am slowly becoming an ever-increasing InstaHo. At first I would panic and think, ah ma gad, what’s my purpose here then in this blogosphere, what can I bring to the table that’s fresh and new and remotely interesting for people to read. (So much so that I actually stopped blogging for months on end). I would find myself reading beauty blogs, yoga blogs, checking out recommendations and reviews, scrolling through feed after feed and page after page. There is so much out there and it can seem like everyone on the planet is blogging/ juicing/doing everything I want to be doing. And this is exactly the point where I have to stop and take a breath.
Inhale, exhale, repeat.
Of course, social networks are a very fitting and very obvious means to make this next comparison with, but really this is how I have been in a lot of areas of my life over the last few years. It’s very easy to become overly critical and judge yourself too harshly when comparing yourself to others. It’s easy to get caught up in the drama of other people’s lives, and make ill-judged presumptions about a person’s circumstance. And in amongst all of this we can become bitter, stressed, anxious and inadvertently ugly in our thoughts. ‘They’re luckier than I am”, “They’ve been given more than I have”, “I’ve been through more shit than they have”. If this is you, you need to stop. And take accountability for you. You’re the reason you are where you are and no one has helped you there. Be there for yourself in your failures AND your successes. You’re amazing.
So, my advice for being as beautiful as you can be? Show off the best version of you every day in every situation, the raw, honest, true you that has the capability of inspiring people just by a simple smile (or walking down the side of a building #Dynamo). CONNECT WITH YOURSELF and connect with the world around you. We are all so incredibly lucky with all of the choices that we have to aid us on our quest for beauty, even more so now with social networks – it’s so easy to find tricks and tips for glowing skin and a healthy lifestyle. But genuinely none of this matters if you’re not beaming inside, so I’ll say it again, it starts with you!
Happiness is beautiful. And if you want to be happy, be.