Since beginning this journey into creating skincare products I have been reading a vast amount of books on everything from herbs, health, social activism (Yes) and even religious material. The reasoning behind all this is because I began to realize that in order to make any improvements in life whether physical or emotional there is a level of knowledge that is needed of every “realm”. A knowledge of self. A knowledge of how nature responds to different stimuli, because in learning this I felt I could learn more about self.
This has proven true in that I have a very different perspective than a year ago in such matters. How does this have anything to do with self-care? It had everything to do with understanding the underlying problems and working each and every day towards changing it- for the better. Change is a constant process. Its a constant renewal of energy, perspective and priorities based on the knowledge that we gain daily.
Reading about different perspectives on health and nature has allowed me to better appreciate the environment. To respect its purpose in our lives. Whatever I can do to make a positive impact for myself and others whether it is in sending a small gift of body lotion that will ease their day or just calling to check up on someone to listen to their life struggles I’m willing to do if it will make a difference.
Sometimes that is just what is needed for a person to make it through the day. Someone to listen.
Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart