|The caterpillar asks Alice, "Who are you?"|
Alice and the Caterpillar, by the Emily Martin, aka the Black Apple
I came across a lovely article by Anne Lamotte on Oprah's website (via Medicinal Marzipan).
I love that Anne describes the process of coming to live authentically as an often messy, embarrassing, painful process. Because if you're really wanting to see transformation, it's going to take courage.
|Alice and the Piglet, by Emily Martin|
Read the whole article; it's so worth it! And then ponder the last two sentences with me, because they're too poetic to not become a sort of mantra:
"To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to seek yourself is to have found yourself, for now. And now is all we have, and love is who we are."
|Still Life with Live Flowers, by Emily Martin|