Christine: You are listening to the Your Empty Nest Coach podcast with Coach Christine, What is Beauty? … What is beauty? I want to talk about this because I see so many women doing everything they can to look “more beautiful.” Meanwhile, I’ve witnessed women of all shapes, sizes, skin color, race, age, personality types, and more, be beautiful. Why is this?
Christine: You are listening to the Your Empty Nest Coach podcast with Coach Christine, What is Beauty? I work with mothers of high school students and beyond, who are in the trenches with sad and possibly, overwhelming thoughts about what their life will look like when their baby heads to college and begins to leave the nest. My clients’ big question is what will I do with my time? Is this you? I’ve been there, and I get it. Empowering you to write the next jaw-dropping, amazing chapter in your life is my passion. I am energized by leading you in the process of exploration and am thrilled when you unlock the power that lies within you. This podcast is my gift to you.
Hello, my empty nest friend! Life is so freaking good. Let me tell you, when you get your thought-deliveries under control, are living in training mode, near illumination, with your protector and can see what is outside of your fence with a peaceful curiosity, life gets interesting. Sometimes it is freaking hilarious. Really. So much fun. Then, the dimmer switch goes, and yeah, you forget about your Protector. But it’s okay. It’s all good training.
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What is beauty? I want to talk about this because I see so many women doing everything they can to look “more beautiful.” Meanwhile, I’ve witnessed women of all shapes, sizes, skin color, race, age, personality types, and more, be beautiful. Why is this? I have no doubt this has been shared in different ways by others but I’m going to use my “CEO of Your Life” analogy to get there in this episode. To learn more about that analogy, I have a series of episodes starting at #64 about it, if you want to catch up!
You know how I love definitions, so let’s hear what Merriam-Webster has to say about beauty, “The quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” Oh, my. Let me read that again. “The quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” I ask you now to consider that when you live in Obscurity mode, that your ability to be beautiful to yourself and to others is well, obscured. If you don’t know who you are, and are so busy living in obscurity inside of your own mind, how could you possibly be able to see your beauty, let alone share it with anyone else? That fence of yours is high and strong in this mode.
How could you pleasurably exalt the mind or spirit when you are so concerned with high-alert thought-deliveries coming into your house? How can you give pleasure to the senses when you live in that low-energy mode? I ask you to consider that you can’t. I ask you to consider that this is why you can see someone with all of the physical traits of what our world would consider a model, or physically beautiful, but something about them doesn’t project the beauty you see on the outside. You know that saying “beauty is within”? It sure is. I see it as coming down to their mode of energy. If they are in low-energy mode, obscured from themself, there is no energy to shine outward which makes it difficult to bring pleasure to anyone, or exalt a mind or spirit. What do you think about that?
I will tell you this, I have never felt more beautiful in my life, even on days without makeup, when I’m up some pounds and at my age (close to 50). I feel beautiful, and I don’t attribute it to my hair cut, my clothes, or my body size. It has everything to do with my mind’s energy, my mind’s work, which I take seriously and treat all of it with love and compassion. Whether you think I’m beautiful or not, guess what? That’s outside of my fence. If I needed you to tell me that I’m beautiful to feel beautiful, I then hand control of my sensations to you. I’m sorry, I adore you, my friend, but I’m not willing to give anyone that much power over my life. Are you?
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As always, I provide content to make you think, my empty nest friend. My hope is that I am able to provide you with thoughts that positively impact your life. If you enjoyed this episode, I invite you to take a moment to subscribe to this podcast. It is free, after all! My beautiful empty nest friend, I challenge you to remember that yes, you are beautiful! If you don’t feel it yet, that means you have some work to do, so get to work and remember that you are amazing!