Who’s the fairest one of all? I looked at my wardrobe and I decided it’s time to ditch the old and buy some new clothes for work. I went to the store, picked out a couple of outfits, and proceeded to go into the fitting room. As I looked at myself through those mirrors, those horrible tall mirrors, I thought I was about ready to have a heart attack. I felt like I was at a carnival looking at the hall of mirrors which distorts your shape in every way possible. It gave me a panoramic view of myself that I would rather not dwell upon. Seriously, what’s with those fitting room mirrors? You go in thinking one way about your appearance and in a few minutes you want to run to the gym for a good workout.
“Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” as it was once stated. It is a characteristic of a persons outer appearance. Why do we focus so much on our outward appearance rather than what’s in the heart? What do we see when we look into a mirror? Do we see an inner beauty which is more pleasing to God? Like a suit or piece of clothing, our outer self is not meant to last forever. You can pinch here and tuck there but ultimately, it will fade. We place so much emphasis on the outside while we need to look deeper on the inside. We can change our wardrobe, invest in beauty products, and if possible, get a facelift (ouch). But we need to get to the heart of the matter.
What does your heart look like? That’s where beauty lies but society has taught us to focus on aesthics, the outside appearance. Someone who has beauty on the inside stands immortal while outward beauty is temporary. Inner beauty includes psychological factors such as personality, charisma, kindness, patience, integrity, grace, and others which enhances your outer physical attributes.
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all? The answer is the person who reflects and focus on their inner beauty. Being attractive in mind and spirit is primary and outward beauty is secondary.
I began to think about that old mirror which distorted my real truth. My beauty does not rely on what I see on the outside but how I perceive myself to be on the inside. My heart is what matters most. This does not mean I will neglect what’s going on the outside, but my primary focus will be my heart.
Nugget of truth: “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”