We are all gemstones; beautiful, multi-faceted, with a varied history of how our exact unique formation was created; with our own flaws, some of them more obscured than others but nevertheless there. Not all of our facets are always visible either; at times, only certain ones are shown to certain people in a particular setting.
Loving someone is seeing all their facets, all the beauty as well as the flaws within, and loving each and every aspect encountered, accepting the uniqueness as is without desire to change that which makes up an individual, no matter how confounding.
Now that I have come to understand this, I also begin to understand the fascination so many have with diamonds. Yes, they are beautiful but I do not see them as having inherent value over other gemstones. Each gemstone has it’s own properties that make up it’s own beauty, it’s own importance. Like us.
People strive and search, spend exorbitant amounts of money in search for the ‘perfect’ diamond; without flaws, of perfect color, weight, shape. Why are we all trying to fit in to this mould of unattainable perfection, instead of appreciating all the beauty in variance? Each one of us, just as every gemstone, has it’s own special beauty.
Instead of trying to change our own characteristics to imitate those of another, instead of focusing solely on perfection, we should recognize how amazingly complex and complete we each are, individually. Embrace who you are. Love yourself; flaws, history, layer upon layer, LOVE IT ALL!
There is no other identical to you.