When you look into the mirror, what do you see? A reflection, a mere image. But the brilliant human mind makes it so much more than that.
Some of us avoid this reflection simply because it reminds us of our flaws. A few extra inches, love handles, those chubby cheeks. “Why should I look at myself when I already know all of this? Why should I constantly be reminded of these flaws?”
Sixteen years into my life, I think I have an answer to those questions. It’s simply, acceptance. To make peace with yourself, to make your soul a little carefree and to remind yourself of how truly beautiful you are. You have to live with yourself up till your last breath, and that is a good enough reason to keep yourself happy. You are the only constant in your life and the most important one there will ever be.
But none of this means that you accept a version of yourself that you do not believe is your best. Living in a false reality of acceptance is not the way to be. Working on yourself is a process that will last as long as life. Watching yourself grow and metamorphose into the person of your dreams is the greatest pleasure known.
At the end of it, we are all seeking the same thing. Happiness. Happiness that is true and pure; happiness that cannot be trampled over by anyone; happiness that radiates from oneself.
So now let me ask you the same question again. When you look into the mirror, what do you see?