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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My thoughts on... You Are More Beautiful Than You Think

Yesterday I posted the Dove Real Beauty Sketches video.  When I realized what the video was about I started tearing up.  When I watched it through to the end, I was crying.  I couldn't stop thinking about it.  One way I look at it is that others see us clearly everyday.  Whether they know us or if it's just in passing.  We only see ourselves through a mirror and usually it's just to get ready for the day.  When we spend time with others, they see us.  They look at us, the way our hair falls, the way we form our words, the expression of joy, sadness, excitement or fear on our faces.  These things we do not see.  Features that are important to us may be superficial to others but very important to us.

The outcome of the two sketches in the video were mind blowing.  Although I have never had the experience, I'm sure my sketches would be drastically different.  It's amazing to see how the first sketch showed the women as serious, closed off and aged.  The second sketch showed the women as happy, open, and youthful.

Maybe because the way we view ourselves is with all our baggage but others just see what we give out to the world.  If only we could see ourselves as others see us.  If only others could see what's really going on inside us as well.  Imagine what a difference that would make.

What are your thoughts on this experiment?

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1 comment:

Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

I saw that video and it made me tear up too! So powerful and so interesting to really see that we are more beautiful than we THINK. And interesting to see just how we see ourselves versus how others see us!