November 21, 2017

Faces of Inspiration

Barbara Musser, Sexy Saturdays, Sexy After Cancer, breast cancer, breast cancer and intimacy, cancer and sexual health, breast cancer and libido, breast cancer and sexual pleasure

A new book has just been published by American Breast Care and Breast Cancer Wellness magazine. It’s called Faces of Inspiration. It’s filled with stories about faith, hope, courage, support, strength, inner beauty, joy, love and transformation. I contributed and essay called The Heart of the Matter.

Here’s a link to an online sample of the book along with a link to purchase it. Have a look at consider purchasing a copy for yourself or to give as a gift.

http://www.americanbreastcare.com/FB_book/fibook.html#book5/page1

Faces-of-Inspiration Each of us is an inspiration, often in ways we don’t even know about. How many times has someone told you that you have made a difference in his or her life? I encourage you to begin to practice random acts of kindness and love for others and for yourself. Offer a compliment when you are standing in a line ~ tell that person that they have a beautiful smile or that their eyes sparkle. When you begin to look for what inspires and touches you, you will see more and more of it. It’s all around us all the time, if we only look.

Keep an Inspiration Journal ~ dedicate a journal to inspiration and fill it with quotes, stories, ideas, photos, whatever inspires you to experience happiness, joy, love or peace. Make a point to add something to it every day. Then when you need some inspiration, page through this journal and feel how it uplifts you. It can be that easy to shift your mood.

Here’s another reason to experiment with this practice ~ it creates intimacy. When we take the time to connect with someone and offer some words of kindness from our heart to theirs, it’s intimate. We all want to feel seen and loved. Offering a few words of inspiration and gratitude goes a long way to creating more love. The more you do it, the more it builds. It’s the same as the principle of compounding interest ~ when you put a little bit of money into savings on a regular basis, over time it grows and compounds and in the long run, can become a large sum. Let love, inspiration and intimacy compound and you will reap the benefits, as will all those around you.

This is a practice I’ve been doing for several months ~

Each day, I think of someone I love and appreciate. Then I call them or see them and ask if I can give them some love and appreciation. When they say yes, I look into their eyes or think about them if I’m not physically with them. I bring my awareness into my heart and how it feels about them. Then I let the words flow straight from my heart, showering them with all the ways they have touched my heart, inspired me, taught me, loved me, moved me and so on. Without editing or judging my words, I simply let them flow. It feels fabulous to open the flow of my love for them, and they love receiving it. Within a few minutes we are both uplifted. I invite you to do this practice and see what happens. You will be inspired and become an inspiration.

 

© 2014 Barbara Musser and Sexy After Cancer. Please feel free to share this content and include proper attribution.

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