Seeing You From the Inside Out

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The longer I live, the more beauty I see

I must say that I was kind of shallow when I was younger.

I come from a culture where some shallowness is practiced. By that, I mean that you were treated well based on the amount of melanin you possessed, the texture and length of your hair, and your perceived physical beauty.

Soon I too began I began looking at myself and others with a critical eye.

In my twenties, I became very ill and thus began my spiritual metamorphosis.

(That story below)

My Re-entry to A World I Did Not Know

After heart surgery, I re-entered a world I did not recognize

A tiny light inside me got brighter with time. I began to see beauty everywhere, in everyone, and in everything.

Today, I see beauty in the face of a newborn, their innocence hiding secrets of a world recently left behind.

I see the beauty of the young, their smooth taut faces filled with the expectation of a life ahead.

I see beauty in the lines and wrinkles of the aged. Their wisdom available simply for the asking.

I see beauty in the ill and the tormented, a child-like innocence they revert to.

I see the beauty of our differences, each one unique, magnificent, and awe-inspiring, displaying the creativity of the universal spirit.

I see beauty everywhere and I am thankful to be blessed with eyes to behold it.

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Finding beauty everywhere

I can state in total honesty that the older I become, the more love I grow for my fellow human beings.

Where once I saw others’ flaws, I now look from the inside out. And what I see is that everyone and everything has its beauty.

Endowed with their particular spark of the divine.

I find a kinship in most of the people I meet.

Let the differences that divide, amaze, excite, and strengthen our bonds and if we really try, we all can begin to see each other from the inside.

There lies our path to peace, joy, and a wonderful world.

You will see that everyone is beautiful if you only take some time to look.

Published by gifted50

I am a lover of God, most things from nature, (not worms or snakes) and photography. I love dancing, music, reading, learning new things. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend. I am a Registered (Emergency Room) Nurse by profession. The intent behind this blog is to share tips on how we can become healthier and better versions of ourselves as we journey life's road together. I write about my life experiences, health, childhood lessons, my relationship with God and man and heed the promptings of the Holy Spirit. So let us journey alongside each other. "Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can" ~ Louisa May Alcott.

7 thoughts on “Seeing You From the Inside Out

  1. Pene, this is such a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights. I too have noticed that growing older has brought me more empathy and understanding. When I was younger, I admit that I was sometimes oblivious to the struggles of others.

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  2. I like this post. We live in an imperfect world and there is very little we can change it, or at least it seems that way to me. However I also see the beauty in the world and appreciate how you are openhearted to others and see each person.

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  3. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it.” This is so true.

    I remember a few years ago taking photos of innocuous, everyday things that I’d see outside. and people would ask me why I was taking a photo of THAT! Even my second husband got into the habit of scolding me when I slowed him down so I could capture an image. It was only when he saw how the image became elevated when I overlayed a quote in Photoshop, did he see my vision, and see what I saw.

    Unless people have a frame of reference, it’s difficult for many to see the value in small everyday things. I told him I was like a Magpie, attracted to light, shadows, colors, textures, patterns, and how they all would come out to play with each other.

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      1. Why thank you! When we give our inner vision permission to express itself, we feel comfortable in our own skin and with how we see the world, right?!

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