Recently I read on the Truth about Serge Benhayon website, a lovely blog about smiling written by Carmel Reid. When I finished reading it, it inspired me to ponder on and feel deeply into – “where does a smile come from?”
From the moment we are born, our loved ones can be trying to get a smile from us, with tickles, funny faces and noises, all designed to prompt us to get the response they are seeking. As we grow up, our smiles can become polite responses to adults that, as children, we may not feel we want to smile at but do so, as it is a sign of good manners.
All of this is training for us to respond on cue, to curl our lips up on demand, and our smiles become like a paint splash –– two dimensional! I began to ponder on “where does our true smile come from?”
Could a true smile be based on a loving connection with ourselves and with another?
Does a true smile come from our Inner Hearts?
I realised that a true smile does come from our inner hearts.
A true smile starts deep within our inner heart and can bubble up to the surface, bursting forth from our whole bodies. It is reflected in the radiance of our face and mouth.
Imagine receiving such a smile; the warmth and embrace it offers.
A true smile is an opening, saying “I’m here with you and love and accept 100% everything that is happening in this moment. There is no greater moment than what we share right now.”
The giving and receiving of a true smile is an opportunity for two beings to share an intimacy that transcends ideals, beliefs, limitations, hurts and expectations. This smile and this moment carry no imposition. We are then totally free and unencumbered to allow the next moment to be exactly what is there to be lived as the current moment doesn’t bind or linger out of a need for more, because all was felt and complete right there, in that moment.
All this comes from an awareness of where a true smile comes from.
With continuous appreciation for all that Serge Benhayon lives.
With appreciation and thanks to Carmel Reid for her inspiration from her blog Appreciation and a True Smile Back.
By Sandra Williamson, Hairdresser, Brisbane, Australia
The Inner-Heart: Your Key To Connecting With Who You Truly Are