When was the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror and liked what you saw?
I was joking yesterday with my daughter about a Japanese legend called “口裂け女 kuchisake onna” (slit-mouthed woman) it’s about a woman wearing a surgical mask who appears to children and ask them: “Am I pretty?” If the child answered “no” she killed him with a pair of scissors she always carries with her, and if the child answered “yes” then she removed the mask and they could see that her mouth was slit from ear to ear and then she asked: “What about now?” If the child answers no, he/she will be cut in half. If the child answers yes, then she will slit his/her mouth like hers. Continue reading →
I remember a friend of mine who suffered a congenital illness and his body presented some deformities that made him feel bad. Especially during his school years for his classmates were very mean to him. He suffered a lot for that and he decided he would begin a quest to find perfection.
If he had not a perfect body, he would find perfection in other areas of his being. So, he decided to practice several sports so he could get a better physique, and he became a good boxer with great muscles. He even represented his country in the Olympic Games.
But he did not feel that his quest was complete. Having a strong body and Olympic medals was not enough and he told me he did not feel even close to perfection. Continue reading →
A good friend of mine was born with a strange condition that affected his body. He was very tall and his head and hands were bigger in proportion to the rest of his body.
He had suffered very much during his childhood because the other children mocked him and called him names that hurt his soul deeply.
He had to get used to the way people stared at him on the street and to the impertinent questions of those with no manners whatsoever, who never touched their hearts before making harsh remarks about his looks.
Anyway, he has got a wonderful personality. He is very kind and compassionate with every living being. He pursued a career in acting and due to his image, he got important roles in international movies. Continue reading →
We have been told that working really hard on some goal is the only way to advance and achieve what we want. That is fine but most of the time we tend to take stress as hard work and stress will only make our body and mind sick.
We tend to put a lot of pressure on our shoulders when we want to achieve something. We want to finish as soon as possible.
In the rush to finish up things fast we lose sight of many details on the way, and when that happens we start losing the track of details, we think we are going the right way, on the way to perfection. Continue reading →