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REAL BEAUTY is not about the looks, the dress, or
things in your body, like jewelries, etc.
It is not also about the color of your skin, nor the shape
of your face, even the style of your hair.
It is not about the physical appearance but the inside
What is the true meaning of beauty?
Beauty means something different to different
kinds of people.
The meaning of beauty is
influenced by our environmental surrounding,
experiences. When people think about beauty we
think about the physical visual appearance. I find
that the media and society teaches beauty using
visual examples. We all know beauty but do we
Beauty affects everyone’s life yet beauty is
filled with mystery for most.
What qualifies an individual to be named
Why some people are called beautiful while others
are called ugly?
Are beautiful people born or made?
Is beauty an appearance or a feeling?
What is the true meaning of beauty?
Beauty is not only pleasure to the
senses; beauty is being pleasant on the
inside which transfers to the outside.
One example of this: have you ever met
someone who looked physically attractive at
first and then once you got to know they are
cold hearted and insecure on the inside, you
suddenly see this person in a new light, you
do not see any beauty only the ugly.
First of all every person living on earth has
flaws if you see them or not. People with good
inner beauty are recognized by others and other
people will focus on their beauty and not notice
flaws. People who are insecure and negative
on the inside will make people look at them in a
negative way and notice their flaws more.
Beauty can be broadly defined into
External Beauty: is about clear skin, good
BMI, glowing skin, fairness, good facial
features, physical features, eyes, hair, and
Internal Beauty: is about the reflection of
your character. It is about your actions, your
knowledge, your thoughts, empathy,
goodness, the goodness that you feel about
yourself. It is about how you think about
Real beauty is something that you define
Real beauty is something that you define for
yourself, and you follow or you aspire to follow the
real beauty. For example, if for a person the real
beauty is fairness, then the person will try to
maintain and improve their fairness of the skin.
Similarly, if for a person the real beauty is about
being good and being devoid of feelings like
jealousy and hatred, then the person will aspire and
try to maintain such goodness.
So each person has their own definition of
their real beauty.
One may find a person to be beautiful at the first
instance. On the other hand, sometimes one may
not find a person to be beautiful at the first
instance, but after spending some time one may
find the person to be beautiful. So, the
parameters of judging the beauty changes based
on the context.
My definition of real beauty is a combination of
both the internal and the external beauty.
For me, internal beauty takes the priority over
external beauty with a ratio of around 65:35. I
would say somebody to be beautiful, only when
somebody is beautiful internally and also externally
with internal beauty taking priority over the external
With respect to the priorities of external beauty, it is
more about the clear skin, physical features, eyes,
good facial features, good hair, good body mass
index(BMI), not necessarily fair but not dark, well
groomed manners and how one carries oneself.
With respect to the priorities of internal beauty, it is
more about the actions, knowledge, thoughts,
being devoid of feelings like hatred and
jealousness, and being good and true to oneself.
Beauty is accepting and embracing once
unique interior and exterior qualities. It is
human nature for people wanting to belong
and to fit in. People who are different have a
hard time feeling like they belong. Unique
qualities are most beautiful, however most
people are self-conscious about being
unique. The most beautiful flower is the one
that is rare.
St. Thomas Aquinas names three
essential conditions of beauty:
Clarity is what comes first through our sense
experience, when we notice the distinct
illumination — the luminosity — communicated by
For example, the brilliant colors of a flower
initially draw our attention.
We also experience harmony, or the right
ordering of the parts. The harmony of a flower is
expressed in the size and placement of petals on a
stem of a flower. All of this is synthesized into a
complete configuration, thereby showing the third
aspect of beauty, integrity.
The wholeness of the object elicits repose
and contemplation, rather than agitation
and grasping. There’s a restorative feeling
of being "at home." Within this rest,
though, there is also an opening to more
that continues to call us.
We judge the book by its cover. It's
usually untrue and unwise, but we place a great
weight of importance on the first impression.
In truth, a first impression offers fast,
mostly visual cues, to make an assumption of
another. Physical appearance is the first thing we
see and it becomes our Achilles heel.
The first impression is always the most
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There is
sadness in beauty.
Beauty can be ugly. It is a concept that has
haunted poets, artists and academics for centuries.
Look at a flower as you would look upon a work of art.
Appreciate it. Enjoy it. Relax and just let it all in. Then look at
yourself the same way. You are a perfect and unique creation
of nature, just like a flower. This may be hard to do and you
must persist through all of the negativity and voices in your
head. Remember those voices do not speak truth. They are
merely the echoes of insecurity and comic relief. Appreciation
for beauty isn't forced. Beauty cannot be beaten into you.
Beauty must be invited and it must flow. If you want to
exhibit your true nature, all you can do is let go.
It is hard to let go. These days, with Life howling
around us like a hurricane, we instinctively try to
hang on for dear life. To be beautiful, to live in the
flow, is a monumentally important task that
requires only openness, desire and a few simple
Do something that makes you happy. Let go and
take the time for yourself. Something simple. Call a
friend. Go to a movie. Get a massage. You do not
need to spend a hundred dollars. Shop, but don't
buy anything, at a flower shop. Bake a cake. Take a
hike. Do something that is purposed for you. When
this happens, your beauty will begin to show.
Others will recognize it and be drawn to it. You
have allowed your beauty to flow.
What you need to do is take a good look in
the spiritual mirror of who you really are. Look
really hard. What do you see? Are you working in
life to please the world around you, or are you
genuinely soul searching for a truth that could
bring out your true beauty?
Sometimes in life we have to step back from the
world long enough for God to show us who we
are. To search ourselves. Our motives.
Reevaluate our life intentions. Set new goals.
Apply morals to our daily living and standards.
There is one scripture that defines what true
beauty is and it is the definition of one word we
all know too well. LOVE.
To conclude, I would say the whole concept of
real beauty is subjective to the context and the
life-stage of a person. The same person at
different life-stages would give different priorities
to the internal and external beauty.
True beauty does not come from makeup
and hair products. True beauty comes
from the inside.
Be a great person who’s kind and fun
to be around and that will shine on the
outside! Remember though, even if others
around you refuse to see your beauty, God
can see what’s inside you, and He sees just
how gorgeous you are.
In other words, if you do not have love in your
life, instilled into your deep character, you
have nothing. God made you the way you are
for a reason. He loves you. And knowing Love
in itself, is beauty defined.