We will never achieve inner beauty if we fail to see the beauty in other things. It’s very easy when we’re busy not to see the world in all its perfection.
We spend too much time living in our heads and not enough time soaking in the atmosphere of nature and the world around us: and in doing so we will fail to look at and connect with the little things; the things that contribute positively to our lives and allow us to see the bigger picture.
We should resonate with our consciousness and take the time to look for and see the beauty in our surroundings. When we choose to look insightfully and carefully at an object, a landscape, a structure, there will always be beauty we can appreciate.
Although I have difficulty walking long distances, I do like to take notice of the things around me when I am out on a walk.
Why don’t we always see the beauty?
When we form expectations, or live with preconceived ideas, we’ve already restricted our thoughts on the world around us. We’ve already reduced what we see to very little.
There is so much to see, and yet we ignore the things that can make us more settled and complete. The next time you’re out, think about and look at what’s around you, connect with your world. If you’re going out for a walk notice the flowers, the colours, the contours, the smells and the sounds.
I love to walk around the lake at my local park, take in the scenery; look at the ducks, notice their beaks, the reflection of the sunlight against the water and the shape of the leaves on the trees, and the sounds.
If you’re near some woods take a look at the trees, look at the intricate detail of how the leaves are formed, and their different colours: things you wouldn’t necessarily think to look at. The more we practise and make this part of our daily routine, the more we’ll notice things without us having to think.
And by seeing what is beautiful we will have a sense of appreciation, peace and gratitude, not to mention empathy, compassion and tolerance. Those are the things we miss out on if we don’t tap into our consciousness.
It’s all about becoming aware, embracing the simple things, noticing and seeing the beauty in those things. It is important we look for the beauty in everything that touches our lives.
Being beautiful inside and out
Being beautiful isn’t just about a beautiful face, or a beautiful body, or what’s in the eye of the beholder. Beauty comes from the mind; beauty is etched on our souls, and reveals itself in our actions toward others. Be beautiful.
Below are some ways you can work on being beautiful from the inside out:
- Be grateful for what you have, rather than what you’d like to have;
- Learn to accept what you have and your life in its entirety;
- Keep your thoughts grounded;
- Accept your lessons, they are there to help you grow;
- Find time to sit and concentrate on yourself so that you can regroup your thoughts;
- Learn to see the good in everyone;
- Practice compassion, empathy, tolerance and patience;
- Learn to meditate;
- Don’t judge, pass an opinion, or be critical of others just because you’re hurting;
- Learn to accept your flaws;
- Stop being angry, bitter or malicious towards someone else.
Being beautiful inside and out and being happy with ourselves, will allow us to focus on others more positively. Learn to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and then ask yourself, if the way you’re treating others, is the way you would want others to treat you.