Monday, April 23, 2012

~~PLEASE DO NOT JUDGE ME BY MY COVER~~


 
 Susan Boyle

I am certain you have heard this a million times, but still we all have a tendency to evaluate what we see first and then perhaps give the opportunity to absorb the entire person place or thing or not. When it comes to fellow humans in their relationships, their   judgment first comes with the visual. If we see a person who is overweight or someone who does not meet "our standers" we may not give that person a second "look" or initiate a conversion. Who knows what diamond can be found in the ruff and we missed because we were emotionally blind! We may have missed our soul mate.

We have developed over years certain standards that if truth be known ~~~ are prejudices. Why is that the sense of sight is given so much credit than the other four senses?

The oratory of a person does says volumes more than sight alone. It can reflect education, intelligence and emotions that might not have been visualized. The tone of speech can attract or distract you. Regardless, ~~  when one opens the pages of his inner self (book of life)   he shares his thoughts and he reveals more of who he really is. He is not the body you are looking at (the cover of this soul). He is not the clothing he is wearing. Yes ~~ Clothing may reflect moods or messages to fellow humans. A perfect example: A human dresses sensually to attract the opposite sex. One dresses in black to morn a death. Clothing can be a means of communication. It can reveal the mood of a person. 


As to clothing, ~~ I remind you of the Native Indian from an earlier post:

 

"To me, if you're Indian, you're Indian. You don't have to put on your buckskin, beads, and feathers, and stuff like that."

--Cecilia Mitchell, MOHAWK 

The most important thing that determines who we are is on our insides, not our outsides. If we are Indian inside, that's all that matters. Being Indian means to think right, to be spiritual, and to pray. Feathers and beads don't make us Indian. Being Indian means to have a good heart and a good mind.


The one example that really makes my point is the famous episode of Britain's got Talent 2009 with Susan Boyle. Here is the video of that episode:

  


There are many Susan Boyle's in this world waiting for the prejudices based on appearances to be broken down whether it is for opportunities of employment, or simply living a peaceful and beautiful life and help others in this world.






It would appear that society does unfortunately dictate how we should perceive the beauty of a human by the way one dresses or appears.  


 
Hans Christian Andersen, A Danish Poet and children's book author wrote the "The ugly duckling". 

Here is an excerpt from the story:

"Now having fully grown and matured cannot endure a life of solitude and hardship anymore and decides to throw himself at the flock of swans deciding that it is better to be killed by such beautiful birds than to live a life of ugliness and misery. He is shocked when the swans welcome and accept him, only to realize by looking at his reflection in the water that he has grown into one of them. The flock takes to the air and the ugly duckling spreads his beautiful large wings and takes flight with the rest of his new family".



Society has unfortunately dictated how we should perceive a human by the way one appears or dresses   ~~~ a  gauge for the heart and soul of a fellow human.  

Sometimes in our life we do not even realize who we really are and how we can help the world with the beauty we have inside us.


May we all look at our spiritual reflection and see the beautiful Swan we always were.

Be well in Love and Light my beloved swans!

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