What do you really look like?

Remember the first Matrix? Killer special effects + some mind-blowing philosophy = classic movie. One of the most famous scenes from that movie was the spoon bending. "It's not the spoon that bends - it's your mind," the little guru said.

I wanted to bend your mind a little this week.

What do you really look like? Can you even tell? You are, after all, in your body and cannot see it from a good angle. Nor can you look at yourself without the filter of your perceptions. And speaking of perceptions, since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, how can you really define how you look, at all? The question itself reveals the futility of this notion: What do you look like? The word "like" implies the necessity for comparison. So we can only really describe our looks within the context of a larger whole? Hmmm....

And may I bend your mind a little more? Did you create the way you look today? Did your thoughts, beliefs and experiences design your face? Your wrinkles? Your laugh lines? The shape of your nose? The curve of your mouth? Did you love what you saw in the mirror each day and turn into a beautiful woman? Did you list your flaws each night and age into a face littered with scars or develop saggy eyelids or....?

What's pretty? What's ugly? And...what does it matter?

I have a confession to make: I don't have an answer. This is the first time I've made a video in which I left things up in the air. So if you're ready to bend your mind, click below:

I would love to hear from you on this subject. As I said, I have no answers - just thoughts, ideas, ruminations. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject, as well!

Have a beautiful, glowing Tuesday!