Fr. Jerry Pierse, cssr
Since I started working, said Rose one night at our prayer meeting, I used to spend more than half of my earnings on cosmetics, manicures, pedicures, and the like. Recently, I notice I have stopped doing that. I never made a decision to stop. The change came from somewhere inside me.
At this stage Rose had been in our meditation group for about a year. What happened? I think that what happened is this: Rose had a very poor self-image and thought that she had to beautify herself to be attractive to people. When she sat in silent meditation she came to realize deep in her core, in her loob, that she was loved and beautiful before God. So her impulsive need to beautify herself ceased. When change happened in her loob her behavior followed.