One of the most difficult struggles for a woman is to feel beautiful. Often times I catch my reflection and grimace. Then I have to remind myself that I, like many women, judge myself too harshly. I see the flaws where others see the beauty.
As Sophia Loren said, “Beauty is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
The older I get the more I realize this is true. I can dress up, my make-up and hair can be perfect and I can look in the mirror and feel ugly. This happens because I’m seeing deeper than the flesh. I’m seeing the interior, how I feel, whereas others look merely at the exterior. How you feel about yourself can’t be fixed with clothing or accessories; despite how we try. More shoes won’t make me feel better. That expensive dress won’t do the trick.
The reality is you have to learn to love yourself from the inside out. Then, and only then, will you see beauty reflecting in your eyes.