See beneath your beautiful…

Have you ever looked in a mirror and seen your reflection (of course you have)? What I mean is have you actually seen who you are and not just looked at your outershell. I was listening to Labrinth’s song “see beneath your beautiful” as I did the weekly commute to Abu Dhabi for the weekend and it’s been the inspiration for today’s post.

As human beings I have noticed we tend to hide behind something, such as, status, fame, fortune and beauty. Almost everyone, I think, wants at least one of the things I have listed. I truly believe that all people are beautiful in their own way and I always tend to magnify one good thing I see in a person and ignore the bad (which has caused a lot of drama in my life, but that’s a story for another day). So in general I really like people, whether they like me or not is irrelevant. So in the song when Labrinth sings “would you let me see beneath your beautiful” it’s such a genuinely heart touching sentence. Reassuring even. Everyone has insecurities and it makes me wonder why we focus on such things that on the grander scheme of things it’s not that relevant.
For example “why hasn’t s/he texted back yet?”, “who’s that guy/girl with him/her in the Instagram photo” and ” oh s/he is online… what the, was I just ignored? *block*”. Safe to say we’ve all been there and it’s also a bit sad. Won’t go into the detail of how I dislike the addiction people have with their phones (guilty, I have gotten much better though). Anyway, makes me so curious where insecurities stem from and how to completely over come it.

Back to the point I was trying to make about your reflection in the mirror. Have you ever looked at your reflection and thought, damn I look kind today or I look thoughtful today or even I look generous today. I guess that would defeat the purpose of a mirror since the sole purpose of a mirror is to see a reflection. I for one must admit I have never looked at my reflection and thought about who I am and always just looked at my reflection for what it is “am I getting a spot, why am I getting a spot. Will it scar? Ugh”.
What if there was a type of mirror that when you looked at it, it would show your personality flaws, so you could clearly see which parts needed more work and everyday you could focus on becoming the best version of yourself as you would know exactly what to “fix”. I think that would be a cool invention, who knows. Might be the next big thing. 🙂
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

Featured image: from Instagram.

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  1. Quinn · January 13, 2017

    Good lord no! I don’t need that mirror in my life. I lie in bed at night and spend an awful lot of time inspecting my every flaw and weakness, turning them over and over so I can view them from every angle. If anything I need the opposite; a mirror that sees what flaws I’ve been spending too much time obsessing over, reaches out and slaps me, and then shows me proof that I’m being too hard on myself.

    Either that or I need a sleeping pill.

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    • Selectively Curious · January 13, 2017

      HAha I can completely relate! Hmm I guess the idea is a work in progress. Maybe the mirror can show what you need depending on how you feel, so an emotion/feeling sensitive mirror…is that asking too much?

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      • Quinn · January 13, 2017

        Okay that sounds like a solid business plan. I would buy that mirror!

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