Not only do cycles help us understand the different patterns in our lives, but they also help us see how we can create change to help us lead a full and fulfilling life.
The cycle of birth, growth, decline, and death is a natural part of the process of life and is seen as a metaphor for the impermanence of all living things. The cycle of cause and effect (or karma) suggests that our actions have consequences, which helps us understand the interconnectedness of everything around us and take responsibility for our actions. The changing of the seasons is a metaphor for the cyclical nature of life and the constant change and transformation that occurs.
And finally, there’s the skin cycle, which is the process by which skin cells are produced and replaced. The skin is the largest organ of the body and is constantly undergoing renewal in order to maintain its function as a barrier and protector. Any disruptions to the cycle can lead to skin conditions such as acne, dryness, and premature aging.
Just like the other cycles of life, the skin cycle is a continuous process, and the length of each phase can vary from person to person. On average, the skin cycle s 28 days, but it tends to slow down with age.
Your skin experiences natural ups and down from one week to the next, every season to the next, and with every stage of life. The only constant in life is change, and the sooner we come to terms with that, the faster we can regain our balance and move more gracefully through these times.
You are not made to stay the same. Change is inevitable, but also exciting. How cool is it to have a record of all of life’s changes right there on your face for all to see?
The lessons never stop. The learning never ends. And as we learn and move through these cycles in life, we become wiser, stronger, and everything in life starts making sense.
As we start a new year, a new cycle in time, keep these lessons in mind. Often, the way we begin and end the cycles can lead us on a path forward to better and more positive cycles.
Get to know the cycles of life. Move like the seasons. Remember that you are not alone in the cycles of life, and savor each one while it’s here.