Times have changed. With the commencement of the 21st century, people have become more concerned about their appearance than ever before. In fact, people’s obsession over appearance has reached such proportions that on it’s strength alone, the cosmetic, clothing and fitness industries have flourished into multi-billion dollar enterprises. People look into mirrors all the time. When leaving the home, in the car, when walking through a department store and in handheld mirrors on the go. They rely on the mirror to give them a sense of confidence by reassuring themselves that they are indeed beautiful.
Regrettably, the more we obsess over our appearance, the less we actually reflect over our ‘true beauty’- the beauty which resides in the heart. The mirror is undoubtedly an excellent, impartial judge, as it shows us our every blemish. However the mirror can only show us the beauty which is skin deep. To see beyond the skin we need to engage in reflection. One needs to ponder over one’s internal state and make an effort to acquire ‘true beauty’- the beauty of the heart.
This book has been compiled from the lives of pious women. Studying the incidents of these personalities and pondering over the lessons learnt from their lives will assist us to reflect over our own lives and inspire us to acquire the ‘true beauty’with which they had been blessed.