Smile, you’re beautiful

Do you smile at yourself when you look in the mirror? So often without realizing it, our personal thoughts can be so critical and harsh. We are indeed our #1 judge. The first yama (rule or code) of the yoga sutras is known as ahimsa, which means refraining from causing pain to any living creature. This refers not only to physical violence, but also to the violence of words or thoughts. What we think about ourselves or others can be as powerful as any attempt to physically harm. Any sort of mastery of ahimsa begins with you. This is really what true beauty is. So go on, be brave, be kind, let it go, and smile…

2 thoughts on “Smile, you’re beautiful

  1. Wendy Marie

    What a beautiful reminder! Reading your post today helped me slow down, enjoy the rain and budding sunshine while on to my next meeting. And, yes, I am smiling backed by positive thoughts. I will internalize this message more through meditation. This Yama needs to be a more integral part of my being.

    1. Pratima Skincare Post author

      Dear Wendy, so glad this post resonated with you! Good luck on your journey with it and let us know if you encounter any insights along the way. Sending love…

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