I have a wrinkle between my eyes. Some say that this is a “laugh-line”, and that’s sweet. But you and I both know that it’s actually my, “what-the-fuck-line.” It is a crease that has come with years of frowning and squinting and trying to make sense of life.
Sometimes I even look at my “what-the-fuck-line” and think, “WTF?”
I hear the whisper of “botox” creep through the floorboards and I try and fight it off by humming country songs about other people less fortunate than me.
SIDE NOTE: This does not work.
It’s not that I am opposed to Botox or boob jobs or body piercings. Do what you will, it’s your body! But I AM fascinated by another industry that seeks to seduce us into a box. A need to conform to a beauty standard that threatens to whitewash the jagged landscape of my well-lived life lines.
So I needed to tell you something today. As you step out or crawl into your Friday ritual… you are perfect.
There are so many flavors of beauty and YOURS is ravishing. I will no longer “tolerate the laugh lines” but celebrate them as a sign that I will NOT let my outside define my insides.
And if I should choose a tattoo or a tummy tuck or a tri-colored topknot… I choose it from a place of self-expression and not conformity. I want to be an example of radical and non-comforting beauty. I want to stand out, not blend in. I think I want that more than Botox right now. How bout you?
Rock your own beauty.
Take a breath and carve a message in my tree.
Maureen Muldoon is a woman of power who is passionate about the human race. She is 100% responsible for healing the consciousness of authentic communication and sharing the truth that Life Is Beautiful. Maureen is best known as The Spiritual Vixen, a happiness Pied Piper, intuitive vision caster, fearless activist, writer, speaker, storyteller and thought leader. She is the spiritual director of SpeakEasy Spiritual Community and creative director of Voice Box. She hosts conversations that inspire individuals and organizations to find their voice and tell their stories. She blogs at ~ MaureenMuldoon.com and Vlogs on YOUTUBE