I have been told that beauty is only skin deep. I have also heard that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. These two sayings are true to a certain degree. To me beauty is when we can see someone’s soul. When this happens, we are looking beyond all of the brick walls and defenses that a person puts up. Some souls are delicate and fragile while others are a hard as a peach pit. None the less, when we actually see who someone is, it is beautiful. I would love to point out that every soul is not beautiful. Being able to see who a person truly “is” is beautiful.
Bruce Lee is quoted as saying “Be like water.” Although he may be the first person that people actually listen to, this saying has been around well before his time. Water has three states, solid, gas, and liquid. It has no nutritional value, but we cannot go long without it. Water is considered to be transparent, but if we dive deep enough no sunlight can be found. It cools the air in the form of clouds and rain. It provides no support to stand on when in liquid form, but hit that liquid form hard enough and bones can be broken. Yes, we are indeed like water.
Our beauty is like water. It is transparent on the shallow end, but opaque the deeper we go. Our beauty has three forms, physical, mental, and spiritual. When we are true to who we are, we are refreshing to others. When we are cool, tempers around us are cooled. When we are energized, others around us are energized. Our bodies and our spirit may be broken, but our soul is only changed by us. Only we control the shape of our soul. That, in itself, is the beauty of mankind. Our beauty is not contained in our epidermis. That’s too superficial.
How often do we take to time to see each other? How often do we look at each other and make a quick assumption then move on? Truth is, we do it everyday. Rarely do we take the time to see each other. There is a difference between looking and seeing. Once we understand how we correlate with each other we begin to understand how foolish it is to judge each other. We are all grains of sands on a beach. No one turns into a pearl. A pearl is a sand grain covered in nacre. The sand grain still exists inside out of sight of others. We should never allow ourselves to become hidden. We shouldn’t disguise who we are. We should be like water. True to ourselves.
Thanks for taking the time to read, and may we always be like a glass of water.