3.19.2009

Glimmering Geodes

When I was younger, I used to pray to God to make me so beautiful on the inside that it would show through to my outside beauty. I just believed, and still do, that the inside of us counts for so much more than the outside ever could.

People’s beauty – it’s like a rock. And I know, most rocks look common and bland, right? And although some are more appealing than others depending on the shape, or maybe a slight difference in color, they usually aren’t that special.

However, when we cut a rock open, when we peek to the inside, sometimes our view of the rock changes completely. Sure, some rocks look the same as they did on the outside, but others – when we've cut them open – it’s like we’ve discovered our own personal rainbow; a crystal filled light. And that’s what inside beauty is. It’s something that is often so beautiful that we suddenly forget what the outside really looked like in the first place.

A lot of us - we wish we could change our looks. We want to have curly hair, or straight hair, maybe grow taller, or have a different shape. Perhaps we want to have brown or blue eyes, or maybe we want look more exotic or just different. However, even though this might not seem fair, we’re so exceedingly lucky because, even though we can’t change how we look on the outside, we can change our beauty on the inside.

And amazingly, my prayer came true - that inside beauty – it usually does show through to the outside ;)

11 comments:

Tobias said...

I have a mother that is obsessed with collecting rocks so I understand your analogy of rocks and people and i think you couldnt be more right! By the way im tobias and i love your blog!

Just a girl name said...

Good analogy..
I like this post..very true
Love Your Blog
your doing such a great Job!!

Kia said...

I have never thought of it that way! Great comparison! I always enjoy reading your blog because you have unique perspectives that I would never think of.

J.T's Tale said...

You are such a beauty.

jEeRo said...

it would be good if more people think the same way as u do..but sad to say people still decide/judge a person from outside..many still wana be with the 'in' group..many still are afraid of being ignore..its yet another human nature i suppose..

interesting way of comparing inside beauty with rocks! =]..

have a good week ahead!

Falling Wings of Glass said...

I know exactly what you mean. And the thing with the outer part of a rock is that with time, it get's worn down and scratched. But the inside grows, and is preserved.

I know what you mean about your poetry too--mine sometimes becomes more than I had planned, almost as if my subconscious mind had a big hand in writing it. I'm glad that you like my blog, and I hope that I can amass as many followers as you someday ;)!

SarahA said...

I absolutely agree, beauty comes from within and shines out.Beauty is more than looks, it is about your Soul and how the goodness of ones Soul makes one a beautiful person. Just my two pennies worth!

Okie said...

Geodes are super cool and a great analogy for humanity. I used to have a geode sitting on my desk that I'd stare at when I was doing homework...and wonder how it can be so plain on the outside and so amazing inside.

James said...

If only I had either. I have a truly evil soul. I am ugly on the outside. I am evil on the inside. Some days i just wish god or somebody could help me with this evil soul that I have. You however, are amazing.

Kendra Logan said...

What a neat post! I completely agree :)

C.L. Dawn Yang said...

child of God...we all beautiful!