There Are Many Ellas...

       I watched Cinderella. The new Cinderella, the one with Lily James playing the part of Ella. And I think that some of us were born into this world as Ellas, unfortunately surrounded by innately selfish people. Unfortunately and fortunately, the character of a person is, I believe, an innate part of him/her, and though people may change their outer ways, I think that no matter of changing will really alter the true inner nature of a person. And that is why I use my eyes to see the inner nature of people— there are many gentle and sweet people who are covered in a layer of thorns; thorns that grew due to experiences in life... the rose grew thorns because she hurt too much. But if you have the eyes to, you may use those eyes to see the rose itself, looking past the thorns. Similarly, there are carcasses that can sprout roses through their decay! But if you have the eyes to look past the roses, you will see the carcass! It is just that way, and I find that I rarely change my mind about anybody. It is either I see the rose covered in thorns, or I see the carcass that has sprouted roses. Back in the day, I would spend so much time trying to make a carcass into the roses that it did sprout, only to learn through many painful lessons, that what is dead is dead. And what is rose is rose.
      Some of us are born as Ellas, we laugh too much, we draw too much happiness from small things that go unnoticed by others, we contemplate on things that are overlooked by others and we create our own joys! Innocence is a most attractive trait, and it is so beautiful and it is so attractive, that it is unfortunately the very first thing to be attacked by the envious of heart. They will try to destroy that, and they try to destroy that by trying to make you see yourself as something much less beautiful than you really are! Instead of an "Ella" you become a "Cinderella" because all you begin to see is the cinder on your face! The cinder that was put there, because of other people around you that are envious of you.
       A gentle and a sweet, innocent soul can come from any place, any background. It is the nature of the soul and it cannot really change on the inside. A soul like this may come to believe the tauntings of the circumstances in life, and of the people who created those circumstances, with only memories of the true reflection of who it (the soul) really is. The downfall begins when a beautiful soul starts to believe that it is not beautiful.
       How can this all change? How can a falling dove turn again into a flying dove once again? It really takes the eyes of someone who sees you for the beauty that you really are. And if there are no other eyes there to see you in that way, then you had better be those pair of eyes, for yourself, to see yourself with! And some last words: Kindness does not mean letting people take advantage of you and letting people hurt you. It is a very meticulous dance we must dance— one that moves on the lines in between knowing how to remove from yourself such people who are like the stepmother and the stepsisters, while at the same time being able to not give into bitterness, to not give up your sweetness, your innocence. Hold onto your innocence of heart, at all costs! Because it is the spark of deity that you are born with. Don't let the trolls steal your divineness.

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