Beauty emanates from within. Beauty is a reflection of the inner state.
The inside reflects outside. Pure thoughts, good thoughts, inspiring thoughts shine through making a person beautiful.
“Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.”
― Rabindranath Tagore
Let Your Light Shine Through
Beauty happens through inner work. Dedicating yourself to being a better human being takes a lot of work.
- First, we must be willing to improve our self.
- Second, we must prepare our mind so that we can do the right thing.
- Then we must practice.
We must simply follow the right path. Doing so consistently lends power to the good that is already present in us. It increases the momentum of goodness which transforms us into a beautiful human.
You Are Already Beautiful
All babies are born into the world beautiful and pure. Everyone would agree, that being in the presence of a newborn instantly calms one. Being around children goes to show that being beautiful is our inheritance. We were also children once. However, as we grow into adults, we forget what we already have. The inner work of improving ourselves helps us to go back to the beautiful place within us.
“Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.”
― Kailash Satyarthi
To Let Your Light Shine Through, You Must Be Ready To Polish Yourself
A person gets a brass object from a shop. He places it in one corner of his house. The brass is appreciated by all the members of his family. Then for years, the object just lies in the same corner. It’s not dusted or cared for. It gets ignored. In time, it ends up looking dull and tainted with thick stains.
When someone sees the brass object, they feel repulsive. They turn away from it calling it dirty and old. They also consider it as not usable and are ready to throw it away.
But then one day the person decides to give the brass object attention. He decides to clean the brass object. So he prepares. He gets a good muslin cloth and a powerful cleaning agent called Brasso. Then he starts to rub the brass object with the cloth that contains this cleaning agent. He is at it. Consistently rubbing back and forth. Over time slowly what’s revealed is the original colour of the brass object. It’s shiny and looks as if it is new.
The person then realises its value. Everyone around can’t help but notice the brass object’s beauty.
Claim Your Natural Beauty
Before your beauty emanates from within, you need to willing to put in the work. It’s worth it. Be ready to polish yourself every day and every moment. So you can see your value. Show the world how beautiful you are. Once you know your value, you would never devalue yourself. Once you decide to shine, you will never be dull.
Now it’s your turn. Share your thoughts in the comment section below. How do you define beauty?
Written By: Deepti Daryanani