Monday, 13 June 2011

Tiny Buddha's beauty wisdom

With all this talk about tanning treatments for toddlers and the accelerating (yawn) obsession with celebrity perfection, we find this posting - click here to read it - so refreshing.
     Tiny Buddha is like a breath of fresh air in our days:  a moment to stop, breathe, think.  But we especially like this weekend's wisdom - which kicks off with a quote from Thich Nhat Hanh:  'To be beautiful means to be yourself.  You don't need to be accepted by others.  You need to accept yourself.'  
     It's followed by an account of how Mary Dunlop, the author of this particular blogposting, found meditation helped her to accept her looks, celebrate her body, feel positive - and yes, feel beautiful.  
     You don't need to take a vow of chastity to enjoy Tiny Buddha, or start wearing saffron robes.  We like to check in with the site for a few grounding minutes over a cuppa, either to read the day's posting, or pick on a category that chimes with what we need right then:  'Happiness and fun', 'Letting go', Mindfulness and peace', 'Work fulfilment'.  You get the drift.
     It sure makes a change from worrying about how you're going to get your 'bouffant' as 'bouff-y' as Cheryl Cole's, your thighs as dimple-free as Kylie's or your lashes as long as Eva Longoria's.  
     And ought to be required reading in particular for any teen, we'd go so far as to suggest...
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