B is for Beauty

B is for Beauty. Its definition numerous. It surrounds us in nature if we open our eyes and truly see. But what makes humans beautiful? Remember the old cliche? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

In the marketing world, a beautiful person is a sleek, young man or woman with air-brushed skin and the bone structure of a marbled statue chiseled to perfection. In society as a whole, youth is the epitome of beauty. I would have to agree; I looked better when I was young (sure miss those days). But we need to broaden our view and look beyond the physical for beauty transcends appearances.

Have you ever met certain people and upon first introductions nothing about their looks made you take notice, but after becoming acquainted you found yourself attracted to them? Their beauty springs from a well within them: their attitude, demeanor, and personality.

These traits can be honed as we grow. Like a fine wine, we should become better with age. If we don’t let life’s disappointments drag us down into a mire of negativity, we can shine with an inner beauty that has more to do with our philosophy about life. It radiates through what we say–for our words have an impact on the universe–and how we act and what we create.

I once read that the greatest gift we can give to others is being a role model, by setting a good example. When stripped to our essence, our beauty is more about our wisdom and the love we share. True beauty emanates from the eyes of the beholden.

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7 responses to “B is for Beauty

  1. Beauty is within yet the media sensationalises the ‘expected norm’. Beauty becomes external and a clone of what societal perspective is, yet beauty still is within the eye of the beholder. 🙂

  2. Marla Cooper

    I like this a lot, Rebel! Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 15:50:56 +0000 To: mrcooper_@hotmail.com

  3. I really believe that beauty is something linked closely to feeling. With people I’ve been in relationships with, I never found them particularly beautiful at first, but once I decide to love them, and they me, they became the most beautiful individuals that ever lived.

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