What is Beauty?

She don’t see her perfect, she don’t understand she’s worth it
Or that beauty goes deeper than the surface
So to all the girls that’s hurting
Let me be your mirror, help you see a little bit clearer
The light that shines within
Alexia Cara – Scars to Your Beautiful

Beau·ty

/ˈbyo͞odē/

Noun

Synonyms: Life, Creation, Nature, Flowers 

Definition: You

We, along with all other creations are expressions of the universe; down to every detail. The way the sky resembles a watercolor painting at sunrise and set, the way our body brilliantly functions, the way flowers bloom, and everything aligns perfectly in the cycle of life. Life, creation, nature, and flowers are inherently works of art; masterpieces of infinite forms. Because we fit in with the oneness of these energies, this is only a reflection of us. All the beauty we see in the most awes-trucking flowers is the same beauty we posses.

You don’t need a mirror to see your beauty. Your reflection is painted all over the cosmos.

-Eternal Sunshine 

After women, flowers are the most divine creation.

-Christian Dior

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Antonyms: Comparison, Standards 

We tend to associate beauty with a certain standard; a standard that continuously changes every decade. But, we can’t keep chasing a moving target of beauty standards; we will never hit it if it keeps changing. When we chase a standard and attempt to transform ourselves to fit that idea, we run away from ourselves. Dimming our own beauty. The secret is, the chase never stops, trends keep coming and going no matter how much we keep up. The longer we keep running toward an idea of beauty, the further we run from the real definition. Distancing ourselves even further from an idea whilst harming ourselves physically, mentally, and financially during the process.

HERE is a link to a video series on 100 years of beauty… how it has and will continue to change.

The beauty myth of the present is more insidious than any mystique of femininity yet: A century ago, Nora slammed the door of the doll’s house; a generation ago, women turned their backs on the consumer heaven of the isolated multi-applianced home; but where women are trapped today, there is no door to slam. The contemporary ravages of the beauty backlash are destroying women physically and depleting us psychologically. If we are to free ourselves from the dead weight that has once again been made out of femaleness, it is not ballots or lobbyists or placards that women will need first; it is a new way to see.

― Naomi Wolf

Were stuck in a revolving door around these ideas of what beauty looks like not realizing we all have it. Not just a few people who look a certain way that align with the trends of makeup or current pop culture; that is an idea which has been conditioned in us. That’s us allowing our thinking to be constructed under one mind. Being spun around in revolving beauty trends. This one mind had us desiring the same hair, lashes, style, eyebrows, and attitude. Pretty soon we will all look, act, and think the same. Theres nothing beautiful about a society with a lack of uniqueness. I mean yes, trends are a thing. All I’m saying is, if we were the only people who could see ourselves, would we still portrait ourself the same?

Beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth, but rather a heart inflamed and a soul enchanted. It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear, but rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears. It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a win attached to a claw, but rather a garden forever in bloom and a flock of angels forever in flight. Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in the mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.

― Khalil Gibran

Beauty is not just something we only see with our vision. The eyes can only see a small inkling of beauty; luckily, we have more senses than that and beauty can pleases all them. We can energetically sense a beautiful spirit, we can feel beautiful skin, art work, and textures. We can smell a beautiful scent and hear a beautiful tone in a instrument or a voice. It can describe every part of us, every part of nature, the details in a flower, and stretch to the night sky describing the trillions of stars we get to experience the slightest bit of. How can we define something that stretches so far out beyond us and comes back to describe something within us down to one ideal standard?

The world says beauty is changing

F*** that, it’s fake expectation

Not the real s***

Let’s get naked

Start meditating

Feel elevated and say

I love my body

I love my skin

I am a goddess

I am a queen

Jessie J – Queen

 

 

Be Your Own Beautiful 

We were gifted with different talents, abilities, experiences, corks, genetics, and features. 

Do you realize how many events, choices, that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading up to the making of you?  Just exactly the way you are.

— Mrs. Which ,  “A Wrinkle in Time”

Why cover up our own features to match the features of someone else or an ideal image? Why be afraid of people seeing the real us; our real hair, our skin, our body, and our spirit? Accepting our “flaws” as beauty is what makes us flawless. We have to stop letting society control our definition of beauty and just be us. Not like her on Instagram; like us. Healthy, thriving, and self-love filled us.

The moment the universe started a trillion atoms bonded, organisms grew, people met, your parents came together so you could be exactly who you are.  That’s the beauty of it all. Were all completely different expressions of beauty; no one is the same. Learn to love yourself including everything you come with; your emotions, your depth, your color, the texture of your hair, the lines and curves which create your silhouette, your story, and you will be beautiful. Acceptance and authenticity is beauty.  

Beauty appears when something is completely and absolutely and openly itself.

― Deena Metzger

Think about the saying when you look good you feel good. Now, flip it around; when you feel good, you look good. We are flowers; we must be nourished and watered from within to blossom on the outside. The energy of self love is so strong that when a person truly believes they are beautiful everyone else sees and feels it 10 times more. That’s beautiful.

There is nothing more attractive than confidence, once she sees her own beauty, everyone else will.

― Habeeb Akande

We are art; period. We must embrace the beauty in us, believe it, flaunt it, enjoy it, dress it up, and love it always. Never be made felt weak or less serious because of it. Beauty is power, influencing, and attracting; divine feminine energy. 

Beauty is the virtue of the body as virtue is the beauty of the soul.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remind yourself daily how beautiful your spirit is.

Remind yourself daily how beautiful your mind is.

Remind yourself daily how beautiful your emotions are.

Remind yourself daily how beautiful your body is.

Remind yourself daily how beautiful your skin is.

Remind yourself daily how beautiful your hair is.

Every morning  say “I am beauty” and believe it.

 

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