My last post included a pic of a 2003 haircut of mine that was reminiscent of Jim Carrey's crazy sexy look in "Dumb and Dumber".
I got this hairdo by being too friendly with my hairdresser.
Ya see, we're super fond of each other and because we were having SO MUCH FUN talking, she forgot to pay attention to my hair and I forgot to mention that I did NOT want to look like a 10 year old boy with a bowlcut.
We both laughed afterwards and made a pact to never ever ever ever cut my hair short again.
I'm writing this 'cause I spotted the article below on Facebook this morning.
My immediate response was, "Geez! What's wrong with looking my age?"
It's more than obvious, with millions of titles like this, that our culture thinks we ladies need to be perpetually beautiful and youthful.
But here's the thing...
And this article happily reminded me that there is only one idea that keeps me from feeling the joy of being alive.
And that idea is that lack or loss exists.
In this case, it's that an aging female body is somehow a state of lack...
WHICH IT AIN'T.
Human bodies are temporary vehicles for our souls/consciousness and don't last forever.
But our egos will click on these headlines because egos believe in lack, seek out lack, and act on lack.
I saw this headline and recognized that I can either spend the time I have in this body to focus attention either on lack/loss or joy/abundance.
If I want a new hairdo, it's my choice.
But I'm not gonna change my look based on lack.
I'll change my style if it seems like fun!
It'll also change if I lose track of what's happening at the salon and end up with another Dumb and Dumber 'Do....
which is a pretty magical look too.