Took this photo from about 2 inches away with my iphone at Esalen!
"Is a butterfly any less beautiful unobserved? Our preoccupation with whether or not our beauty is perceived or understood by others blocks us from the simple and pure pleasure of experiencing our natural beauty. Do you think the butterfly waits to be seen to fly? Does a sunbeam wait for someone to walk by before it shines through the leaves of a tree just so? Does the sun lament if no one is watching when it rises? You, my friend, are every bit as beautiful and miraculous! Stop waiting and BE. Only then, unaltered by the mind and un-manipulated by the warped ideas of the ego, will others receive the gift of your magnificent unfettered spirit!"
To elaborate, this came from processing through my own insecurities and noticing that I often change my behavior or otherwise my choices based on what I think others will like or see as attractive. As usual, Spirit had the answer for me and the key to releasing myself from that particular self inflicted prison of the mind. All I had to do was ask! SO, you can expect to see me even more free than usual.. perhaps even dancing through a sunbeam with no one watching and otherwise luxuriating in ME.
Big LOVE to you all!
Captured this beautiful sunset with my iphone at Esalen!