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Open Faced

12 Sep

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As we stand open faced before the glass, the truth stares back at us. Whatever truth we see there, is what we become.

The mind is a powerful tool. Perspective is everything. How often we stand before ourselves and only see the imperfections. Or better yet what we would call imperfection. What we fail to acknowledge is that our concept of perfection is built from the limits of our own thinking.

We ascribe to an aesthetic that is shaped by media, culture, and a number of external forces. But how often are these factors our own creation?

Before we face ourselves we must rid ourselves of preconceived notions. This is what it means to be open faced. We must come before ourselves open faced and accept what we see there. Dare to see the beauty of every scar, every wrinkle, every failure, every indiscretion because what stands before is beautiful and good. And there is a chance that without those ‘imperfections’ we might not be as beautiful or as good.

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