“Beauty is present in all creation, but the danger lies in the fact that we allow ourselves to be influenced by what people think.
We deny our own beauty because others can’t or won’t recognize it. We try to imitate what we see around us. We try to be what other people think of as ‘pretty’ & little by little, our soul fades.
We forget the world is what we imagine it to be. We stop being the sun and become, instead, the pool of water reflecting it.”
― Paulo Coelho,