Lately I have enjoyed starting the day by reading from “Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort and Joy” by Sarah Ban Breathnach. The chapter today referenced “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams. I liked it and thought I’d share it’s resonance…
“Once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand. In order for us to become Real, we must become lovers of real life in all its complexity and uncertainty. Like the Velveteen Rabbit, we long to become Real, to know what authenticity feels like. Sometimes this hurts. The thought of losing our whiskers and having our tail come unsewn is frightening.
In a world that judges by appearances, it’s embarrassing having all the pink rubbed off your nose. The Velveteen Rabbit isn’t alone in wishing to become Real without any uncomfortable or unpleasant things happening.
One of the ways that we become Real without too much discomfort is by growing gradually into our authenticity. As you learn to acknowledge, accept, and appreciate what it is that makes you different from all the other toys in the cupboard, the process begins.
As you learn to trust the wisdom of your heart and make creative choices based on what you know is right for you, process becomes progress. As you learn to endow even the smallest moment of each day with Love, progress becomes reality perfected.”
You become not only Real to those who know and love you, but Real to everyone. You become authentic.”
Why post mini posts of this nature when someone else could easily just pick up the book and read it for themselves? Well, why the hell not? I do it as a means of sharing “stuff” that seems to resonate in a profound way for me in hopes that it may do the same for another… at the right time. Sometimes I come across things so relevant (and worthy of attention) that it just feels appropriate to leave written what was, share and reinforce the message simply and authentically…
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Gina~ As is so often the case, your post resonated with me and touched my heart.. Thank you. You are a joy to know.♥
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