Love The Skin You’re In

We cut, wax, color, clip, pluck, straighten, and shave. We lift, run, squat, and sweat. We spend far too long staring back at that person in the mirror, scrutinizing, and worrying. Wishing that our stomach could be just a little bit flatter, that our arms could be a little more toned, and that our legs could be longer. This happens because we’re getting messages thrown at us everywhere we look .We watch shows that tell us we’re not good enough, we read magazines that tell us to work harder, and we take pills that only take off our self-esteem.

We feel repulsive, flawed, and never good enough. We’re exhausted both physically and mentally both day in and day out from everything life gives us. We constantly compare ourselves to others and fall short of the images we see, our ideals, and expectations. We aim so high and are shocked when we can’t make the mark, when in reality, our own beauty isn’t dependent on who we would like to be.

Where does beauty come from? Where can it be found? I can assure you it isn’t hidden in the words of any beauty, diet, or fitness magazine article. It doesn’t come in a makeup palette and the promise of a smaller waistline. It’s not something that comes out when it is covered up with lipstick or ejected from a needle, and it doesn’t come included with jewelry or price tags. You won’t find it on a treadmill or in the weight room. Nope, Beauty is what lies within you. The perception of beauty is immensely broad, making it an exceptionally complex topic   Real, natural, strong, and beauty comes from within your heart. It blossoms like a rose in spring and encourages such an alluring, captivating, exquisite spirit that cannot be contained. Many people take that definition to mean that beauty describes a person’s outward appearance. Although a person’s outward appearance can be defined by the term beauty, true beauty lies in the way a person acts and thinks rather than the way they look.

Beauty is a combination of qualities such as shape, color, or form that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.  There are thousands of definitions of beauty. And there are many degrees of each.
The term beauty is subjective to each and every person. Today, so much emphasis is placed on a person’s physical appearance. Physically attractive girls and guys are known as beautiful and desirable, and those individuals who doesn’t meet society’s standards of “Beauty” are mocked.

Beauty can define a person’s heart and personality; it can describe an inspiring view, or it can explain a person’s actions. It’s true that a person’s appearance can be described as beauty as well, but that is only part of the definition of beauty. A person can be beautiful just from the way they act towards others or the way they go about their daily lives. True beauty, or inner beauty, is seen with the heart; not the eyes.

Beauty can be found anywhere. Everything from an amazing sunrise, to an individual helping a homeless person, to someone lost in thought, is beautiful. There’s almost something profound about catching those tiny moments of beauty in a person or place; someone sitting in a café lost in thought while reading a novel, or an old married couple holding hands. During those chance seconds, it’s almost as if the individuals’ true self is taking center stage. The viewer is allowed to see past what society wants the people to think is beautiful and is truly able to catch a glimpse of what beauty means in its simplest terms.

Inner beauty the most important feature in our human being. After a while looks start to fade and I start to see the inner beauty in people. Once I notice who they are or who they present themselves to be, I seem to like them more or not as much. For example, the first person I liked was in 5th grade, I didn’t really care what he looked like or who he hung out with. A few years later I realized he was the nerd in class and I didn’t want to hang out with him anymore, but I really didn’t have any room to judge, I didn’t know him to well anymore, but why couldn’t I remember back to fifth grade when he was the nicest boy I knew?

nner beauty is the most important feature in our human being. They say “Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder”. I personally believe that beauty isn’t really in the eye of the beholder. I think beauty is within ourselves. What others see when they look at us is a projection of what we want them to see. When you fill your thoughts with positive energy and inner beauty, you’d appreciate the things that are around you a lot more too. Even when you look at an inanimate object like a painting, or even a view of the ocean, it seems more beautiful to you because you see the beauty that overflows within you reflect in everything else around you.

If you feel beautiful, your own self-belief and confidence brings out a glow of beauty that no outer beauty can compete with. But if you feel ugly, your inner beauty will reflect the same idea and project it on your outer beauty. If you truly feel beautiful on the inside, you’d never seem unappealing to anyone else.

You’re beautiful if you believe you’re beautiful. You’re attractive if you feel attractive. Everyone only sees you as a projection of what you see when you look into the mirror.

You’re beautiful if you know it and feel it. So go on out there, because there’s a whole world waiting for the beautiful you. And if you still feel like there’s a flaw holding the beautiful you back, learn to overcome it.

At the end of the day, call it what you want, inner beauty or outer, there’s just one kind. And it’s the kind of beauty you see when you look into the mirror.

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