People need to know that they have all the tools within themselves. Self-awareness, which means awareness of their body, awareness of their mental space, awareness of their relationships — not only with each other but with life and the ecosystem. ……Deepak Chopra
Change and renewal are natural phenomenons that occur without effort on our part. A natural occurrence is the renewal of human skin. The largest cell on our bodies has such a vital part of our existence. This cell renews itself without visible signals to do so. The human skin sheds about 40 lbs. in your lifetime, and it sheds every 28-45 days, rejuvenating the epidermis and allowing the next generation of skin cells to come forth.
Skin acts as a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. National Geographic published a study on the human body; the skin also exudes antibacterial substances that prevent infection and manufactures vitamin D for converting calcium into healthy bones. Skin additionally is a huge sensor packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world. At the same time, skin allows us free movement, proving itself an amazingly versatile organ. The dead skin needs to slough off to allow the new cells to the top.
As an evolution of life, our bodies change. It is also a natural part of life to elevate and enhance your thinking and habits, your thought process — what you think is of importance. Growing your consciousness, your self-awareness of things that you have control over is a natural occurrence of self-preservation. Many times you may be called upon to counsel your friends and family on what they should and should not do. Take that counsel within, to self-council for inner awareness to uncover and shed what is no longer palpable to your life.
You no longer play with your baby dolls or your train sets, as you did as a child. You have outgrown the desire to do so. It would be best if you made those hard decisions to slough off what you have discarded to make room for more promise of life-purpose.
Self-renewal, inner growth, happens when we step out to the unfamiliar and push fear aside. From changing jobs, relationships, or geographic location, whatever may be toxic or do not add value to your life, then it’s time for self-renewal. Trying something new, expanding your knowledge – expand your awareness of life and yourself. Like the outer parts of your body that continue to renew, inner growth begins when we shed and renew our familiar and continue to grow.
Shedding old habits and ideas that are no longer expanding or enhancing your life; this is the power of the invisible.