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White hair!

June 27, 2020
ms white hair smile

Can you se(ns)e me smiling? The first time I saw a grey hair on my head I was in Singapore. I smiled and moved on; it was surprising because my mom then and later, into her 90s, also did not have fully grey hair. I realized I had taken the consciousness of my paternal grandparents. But a colleague in my newly started training firm told me that it was considered bad grooming. Not attached to the body, I agreed to color my hair. Found the safest way, and did the needful.
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Naturally as time went on, the period between colorings became shorter, I sometimes got it done at a salon, but each time I waited to see what’s really going on with my hair.
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I’m not in this world to be this or that. I’m here to watch what happens and I’m always surprised! ” Wow! This really happens !” I find myself saying. I gave a nod to the tradition that the corporate world doesn’t favor the old. But now, thanks to WFH, I’m indulging myself by seeing what the body is doing.
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My metaphysical friends are happy with my hair; but not some family and friends who color their hair, and even my husband who does not but I guess misses the girl he married! Or maybe is just being kind and thinking I’ll feel bad about this one day.
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It did seem like a one-way street. What if I freak out one day, I wondered. And a few days later I realised that if I do, I’ll just go back to the herbal color I used, and which helped my hair grow long and healthy.
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Let’s see what else the winds of change blow my way.
For now I’m happy.
And so, I smile.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Wanita Bullard permalink
    July 3, 2020 7:18 am

    Hello dear lady💖 I have always liked the “salt and pepper ” look..I am not so lucky😁 I have colored my hair since I have been in my twenties..first dark,but I switched to Blonde in my 30’s.. my real hair is brown,grey,white and silver ,in large swatches,no sprinklings😁 and once a month or so I attempt to color it blonde for a few weeks..it does blend well with all the other colors..that is my preference..many ladies in my family just let their hair do whatever..it is a personal choice…but none of us have felt pressure from our coworkers…i am sorry you have surprisingly found yourself in this position…but truly,isnt it always something? Group mentality always seems to decide that something is amiss in us..we are laughing too much..we are speaking with the wrong people..we are holding different views about things..etc… there is always something…as always,we must stay strong in our convictions ,and like you said,see how it all unfolds..see where it leads..you are still the same person..others choose how they view you.. I bow to your wisdom and strong loving heart..I see you💖💖💖

    On Sat, Jun 27, 2020, 4:14 PM Living in Joyful Awareness wrote:

    > Meenakshi ~ CoCreator Circle posted: ” Can you se(ns)e me smiling? The > first time I saw a grey hair on my head I was in Singapore. I smiled and > moved on. But a colleague in my newly started training firm told me that it > was considered bad grooming. Not attached to the body, I” >

  2. September 29, 2020 5:37 am

    Hello wonderful Wanita. The other day, I realized: I don’t look at myself; others do. And the one ‘other’ I have to consider at this time, however old-fashioned it may seem, is my husband: the other ‘whole’ of me. So, I did it – colored my hair again. I felt a deep sadness, and then an image came into my mind.
    At a temple in Mathura, is an idol of Krishna, in a form that is considered very powerful. The idol is kept cloaked, and only revealed for a few minutes a day.
    It seemed the same was being done. For a while, the wisdom revealed herself, and then, in her wisdom, she hid.
    And so, I smile. ❤

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