Beauty Lies in the Mind of the Beholden

Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash

Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash

It’s often quoted, “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”, which means that beauty is subjective and its determination is dependent on the person doing the observing. It’s a saying often used to explain away the varied opinions of what we consider beauty to be.

A lot of us tend to seek out these subjective opinions of how others see us, deceptively drawn into the fickle nature of validation. We naively choose to believe the narrative of another’s subjective vision, over our own intuitive self-appraisal.

Yet the cold, ironical fact is that, others will only see what we choose to show, whether we do it consciously or not.

It is you who determines the face that others get to behold, whether you know this or not. Be it face or mask, what we show to the world is first and foremost a reflection of how we see ourselves.

Most people aren’t even aware of all that they are carrying inside and the impact it has on what the world beholds when its gaze comes upon them. Whether you believe that you have the choice or not, it is you who determines what people see when they look at you.

If you see yourself as downtrodden and unworthy, I assure you that is the picture we will eventually see. Yes, even underneath all those layers of superficial masks.  

And by contrast, when you choose to see yourself as beautiful inside and out, the world has no choice but to marvel at the breathtaking aura of your beauty.

If you want to see true beauty, start by looking in the mirror.

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