Beauty is certainly not just skin deep. It lies much beyond. Beauty lies in confidence. In self-acceptance. In peace-of-mind. Beauty lies in the heart. It lies within each one of us.
So instead of seeking beauty everywhere outside, try to cultivate beauty inside. That way, everything else will automatically become beautiful. 🙂
She was thirsty. Very thirsty. Every cell of her body was craving for just a drop of water. The sun was sucking every drop of water out of her, thus making the air more and more humid, while making her more and more water-deficient.
Her body was slowly turning fragile, pale and lifeless. Her beauty was withering away. The spring of her life had been transformed into autumn. She was losing all hope. She thought her end was near.
Suddenly there came a thunderous noise from the sky that said: “Don’t worry child, you will live. You are yet to bear billions of sons and daughters whose destinies have been pre-decided. Be patient. Life is on its way!! ”
And immediately, a drop of water fell off from the sky. Followed by another. And within the next few seconds, it was heavily pouring. The promise had been fulfilled. Her patience bore fruit. She was full of life again. The spring had returned. Mother Earth looked more beautiful than ever!
The most beautiful thing about feeling broken is knowing you didn’t deserve the treatment you received. You deserved something else. Something much better.
After having gone through all the why’s and how’s of falling apart, you find ways of picking yourself up together. Piece by piece, you try to build the old, strong you again, but no matter how hard you try, the cracks in the broken glass cannot be kept hidden. They will show up and might hurt even more if you struggle too hard to cover the sharp edges of cracks. You cannot be the same you again. But, you can be better!
The broken glass can be heated, melted and reformed into a clearer one, with lesser impurities. It might also not be strong and may break again someday, but it is better than it was once and it will be even better in future.
Breaking apart is necessary to make up yourself again. You have to go through the heat of suffering for days, be pained and belittled in order to cleanse your soul of the impurities of the world. You have to go through the worst to realize the importance of the good you’re blessed with. But, most of all, you have to break apart and come together to know your self-worth!