Beauty is not what Reflects on the Face, it is a Virtue of Character
“Beauty is shortlived.” – This world famous saying stands true when we talk about physical beauty. A person with a beautiful appearance captures the attention of people everywhere.
If God has gifted you with a pretty face, you will be the center of attraction in such public gatherings as a party or a marriage ceremony. A lady with a beautiful appearance is like a feast for the sore eyes. Thus it goes without saying that in present times, people with beautiful appearance are appreciated by one and all.
Do you think it is right to appreciate a person with a beautiful face? You may be inclined to say ‘Yes’. I agree that there is nothing wrong with praising a person for his/her attractive appearance. But it is also wrong to judge a person by the color of his skin. A person with an unimpressive appearance can be a much better human being than a good looking guy.
It leads to the fact that true beauty doesn’t consist in physical beauty. It lies in the goodness of character. Real beauty is an integral trait of one’s nature and temperament.
A person with an ugly face deserves to be called more beautiful than someone who has a beautiful face but an ugly heart.
“Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin.”
Beauty Consists in the Strength of Character
You are beautiful in the true sense of the word if you help those who are going through hardships of life. If you respect others irrespective of their richness or poverty and if you talk politely to people, you deserve to be called beautiful. Thus beauty consists in the goodness of character. It lies in the strength of inner character. It doesn’t have anything to do with physical appearance. A person who is not good to look at can be beautiful if he has a heart of gold.
Humility and Modesty are the Hallmarks of Inner Beauty
Rightly has it been said that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Beauty is a subjective concept which varies from person to person. A thing which can be beautiful for a person may not be liked by others. In our day-to-day lives, we see people getting attracted towards different objects. But there is no denying the fact that a humble and modest person wins the heart of everyone. Humility can earn you lots of true friends. People remember you for what you do and how good looking you are. Thus humility and modesty are essential characteristics of inner beauty.
Emotions are Mightier than Beautiful Appearances
Beauty is transient and it fades with the passage of time. This can be illustrated by the relationship between a husband and a wife. A marriage is successful if both the husband and the wife share the mutual understanding and a marriage is bound to be a failure if there is no compatibility between them. True love is not the result of good-looking people falling for each other, it comes from the bonding lovers share with each other.
“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at, it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”
― David Allan Coe
Beauty Lies in the Acceptance of Truth
There is one very famous adage that ‘Beauty is Truth and Truth is Beauty’. It highlights what beauty is exactly and how it can be associated with the realities of life. This line written by a famous English poet named John Keats clearly defines beauty as an integral part of truth. Whatever is true is beautiful or in other words, however bitter or harsh reality may be, it is always beautiful.
“Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face.”
― Dolores del Rio
Shower Love on the Fellow Beings and Reveal Your Inner Beauty
It leads to the conclusion that sorrows and hardships of life can’t be separated from beauty. A kind-hearted person reveals his inner beauty by showering his affection and love on the creatures of God because he sees the reflection of God everywhere. It is his ability to perceive divinity in the creations of God that makes him beautiful in the true sense of the word. If you have the courage to face the adversities of life, you are beautiful from within. If you can empathise with the poor and the needy, you are far more beautiful than the most beautiful looking person in the world.
“Beauty consists in the goodness of character.”
― Deepa Sharma
Written By: Deepa Sharma