The Ugly Side of Beauty
Have you ever encountered someone so beautiful and found yourself filled with unexplainable hatred or a dire need to tear them down?
Perhaps the more important question should be why is it when we are faced with such profound beauty are we filled with such ugliness?
The answer to that question is not unknown to us, it is merely not spoken aloud.
When we allow our perception of beauty to be solely dictated by what is found on the outside, we begin to use that as a guide on how to stay beautiful and how we come to recognize it in others. This need to maintain our beautiful façade eventually overcomes us thereby opening us up to life's greatest danger; internal ugliness.
We don't notice it at first, seeing how common such petty jealousies have become in our society; however, the seed has already been planted and whether or not we choose to realize it, the ugliness inside us is growing.
Well, I have an idea…Let's be brave and do what most fear about all else…
Let go of our pride by embracing humility and admitting we are imperfect and flawed.
Let us break free from the boxes which society has deemed fitting for us and have unknowingly confined ourselves to. I'll tell you one thing, that box gets pretty dark after a while. Stay in there long enough and it will begin to seem impossible to find your way out.
I assure you, it's not impossible. I did it and I can tell you how. I will make you no promises, save one; the scrapes on your knees and broken fingernails you may acquire from clawing your way out of the darkness will pay you no mind once you feel the sun on your face and are reminded how friggen beautiful it is…Too friggen beautiful for any box.