Stop looking at the mirror.

 

I know how you feel. 

Just like you, I know what it means living in a world where the most important thing is the way you look. Where the beauty of a woman is believed to be in her looks and where your passions and dreams always comes second. Because out there in the world, this is close to meaningless to almost everyone else.

I also know how it feels like giving up on your dreams because you don’t think you are enough to achieve them. I stopped writing because I didn’t trust my talent, because I didn’t believe in my self, but yet here I am, giving it another shot because I love it so much.

I am more icon is a flower made out of many circles. A circle alone is nothing special. But when all the circles merge they create something beautiful.

I am more icon is a flower made out of many circles. A circle alone is nothing special. But when all the circles merge they create something beautiful.

How many times have look at yourself in the mirror feeling proud of what you see? How many times do you tell yourself you are intelligent, compassionate, kind or any other invisible quality that makes your purest beauty? I’m gonna tell you how many: Way less than you should. 

All that stuff in your head that the world is feeding you doesn’t let you do it and it’s a sad thing. Your body and mind listens to everything you say and think and if you don’t understand what makes you truly beautiful, it will be hard for you to go on living knowing that you are more than just someone’s opinion about your looks.

I also have good news for you; These are just opinions. You might not be able to control them but you can certainly decide how to feel about them and how to react. I believe if we teach our selves and others to appreciate other aspects of our identities we can make this a better world. A world where is common to hear people say I’m smart, compassionate, loving, strong, talented, brave, kind, funny, patient and most important a world where more people recognize we are more than just a picture on a mirror.

 
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Recognizing the invisible beautiful things in people is a blessing that could change your perspective on life and yourself. 

Recognizing the invisible beautiful things in people is a blessing that could change your perspective on life and yourself. 

Let´s change the false statement that our beauty is limited to our bodies and let´s start recognizing all other things that makes us what we truly are. Let´s take a moment to acknowledge ourselves for the courage that lies in our hearts and feel proud of our tenacity, our strength, our intelligence and all the invisible beautiful things within us so they can come out and shine.

Do yourself a favour and thank your body for being the perfect vehicle to go after your dreams, ease your mind and work to be wise when dealing with negativity and the next time you look into the mirror try to see and recognize all those beautiful things that are hidden within you body, mind and soul that makes you more and make sure to do the same for others to spread the love and help the world to be a better place.

Written by:

 Chantal Calderón

Mexico City; July 10th, 2017