When the first ray of sunshine touches your skin, you can surely feel this wonderful energy; this natural source of joy and beauty so infinite and giving. Hold on to this feeling – believe that this sustains you – that you can shine naturally.
You and I are most beautiful in natural light. Though the current times may lure us of moving away from authenticity and finding thick masks to wear, the sunlight is and will always be there to remind us to stay calm, take a pause, and look from within. Our planet, this universe is abundant of constant reminders that all we need is to just glow with the flow.
Here are ways on how to shine naturally in and out:
Find time to catch some sunshine
Never be afraid to go to the sea to dip, to swim, to get some golden skin
Walk, sprint, run, and dance barefooted
Eat fresh vegetables and fruits. Feast on the harvest of the season.
Drink lots of water
Cry happy tears
Cry heartaches away
Celebrate your goosebumps
Celebrate the butterflies in your stomach
Rub natural body scrub on your skin: used coffee grinds
Make use of turmeric powder as a facial mask
Lather virgin coconut oil on your body
Use virgin coconut oil on your hair
Take naps in your favourite spot
Nap on a hammock by the sea/in the forest/under a tree
Reflect on the beauty and grace of everyday
Eat slowly, eat mindfully
Eat your heart out and be grateful
Hug someone you love everyday; hug someone you don’t know sometimes
Wear something you feel comfortable in
Linger in the shower
Receive praises and compliments humbly
Be generous with kind words
Make flower tea your morning drink
Befriend necessary stress
Feel free to daydream
Let your dreams flutter and find you
Pick wildflowers and decorate them on your hair
Marvel at sunrises and sunsets
Give yourself time for solitude
Wish on stars
Rest and relax
Cultivate a hobby, a sport, a healthy habit
Surround yourself with hearty influences and hopeful friends
These are just some of the many natural things you can do to keep shining on from the core. You can add to the list and enjoy the ride!
Be reminded that life is such a flow of beautiful rhythm. Gliding through with this natural infinite flow allows you to grow in tune with the universe, with your inner sun.
About the Writer:
Kristine Buenavista breathes verses at sensualseed.com. She is the co-founder of Hawid-panublion– a non-profit organization that works closely with the indigenous women weavers of Nagpana Village in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, Philippines. You can sit with her on the shore at SaltandSonder.com
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