I see women distraught over a few wrinkles, painfully hiding a few streaks of grey hair. Dyeing hair into a desirable color, making the belly taut, lifting the breasts and the face are smart ways of looking younger...it isn't wrong at all...but desperately clinging to what's passing can create much misery and carried on too far should raise a few questions : what is the motive - fooling others? And the next- am I fooling myself?
I sometimes wonder who has given these foolish guidelines to beauty . Some maniac who who got up in the morning and dreamed that there shall be no noon and no sun-set?And found no beauty in the mellowness and the ripening. The crazy mind.
Is the grey hair not beautiful? And what's wrong with a few wrinkles?
Aging beautifully and gracefully is all about acceptance and not fighting against the wisdom of Nature. Physical degeneration is a natural process which comes over the years and brings along with it such grace, such wisdom, such depth and the beauty of peace. They all come hand in hand with age if the youth is lived fearlessly and with totality. All ideas about liberation loose their meaning if we fail to liberate ourselves from our mere understanding of ourselves as gross bodies no matter how beautiful.
And we are not merely bodies. We are something far greater, something much beyond this corporal.
Let us accept our bodies and our minds as they are with totality so that we can come face to face with our souls.