The word beauty has vast meaning. In the past, the word beauty used to refer to the inner beauty of a person.
But this modern era has limited the meaning of beauty to the outer appearance only.
Beauty is both inner and outer. People nowadays are obsessed with outer beauty only. The reason behind the obsession of outer beauty could be the beauty or fashion industry that has originated.
People are living a life full of filters, at the cost of the real meaning of life and inner beauty.
What is Inner Beauty?
Inner beauty means the energy, the character, your skills, and talents. People need to understand that outer beauty merely works as a cover-up for you whereas inner beauty is the core of life.
Why inner beauty is important?
Inner beauty is the reflection of real you.
Outer beauty is needed in a specific industry only, there too with your talent skills. Outer beauty can give satisfaction to your eyes only for a few moments.
But to have a lasting presence somewhere you have to give something important i.e., inner beauty.
Inner beauty never fades away. You have to understand that we are human beings, not a mere showpiece, who have emotions.
Outer beauty is temporary which will fade away with aging. Whereas the more you focus on yourself, the more you live a life full of gratitude and inner peace.
In the beauty or fashion industry, people may be living a life full of fame and power, but still suffer from depression and anxieties. Because everyone knows that they can be replaced anytime.
With our family or friends, we don’t need to worry about our looks neither we need to have model faces and curves still we feel loved and enjoy. This is because they love the energy and inner beauty we share instead of outer beauty.
People love you because of your humble, kind, and generous nature not because of your physical appearance.
How can you attain inner beauty?
To live a life without filters, you need to focus more on inner beauty than outer beauty. To attain the inner beauty, you have to adapt the pattern of your living with very simple and easy changes.
Build a healthy relationship with your body
Inner beauty is about being healthy both mentally and physically.
Firstly, stop following someone seeing billboards and magazines and build a healthy relationship with your body. Those models and celebrities are getting paid for having such a physique. It also doesn’t mean that you should stop caring about yourself.
You have a different lifestyle from them, so choose yoga, gym, or cardio according to your body state and ease.
Eat healthy food, drink lots of water, and try some homemade skin remedies for the glowing skin.
Your complexion is hereditary, accept that. You can’t do anything about it. Wear whatever you are comfortable in, don’t wear too much makeup just to fit in some random groups. These groups only harm you mentally and give nothing productive in return.
Your caring, kind, empathetic, and humble nature matters to the world instead of your perfect model physique and face.
Nourish a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude for starting your journey of inner beauty.
Smile more often
Whenever you look at yourself, smile more often. Meet people with a beautiful smile on your face.
Give a smile to yourself whenever you look at the mirror and you will see the immediate glow on your face.
Stop getting worried about blemishes and a messed up hairstyle looking in the mirror. Those blemishes are just because you are not following a healthy routine.
The more you worry about these small things, the more you feel anxiety and depression. Instead of worrying about small blemishes, care about improving yourself, and having a healthy lifestyle.
Whenever something negative comes to your mind about your physical appearance, then divert your mind to the physical aspects that your family and friends praise.
Your outer beauty is not worthy of making you feel stressed. The less you worry about your physical appearance, the more you release your life of tensions which is one of the steps to attain inner beauty.
Stop following trends
Stop following trends out there. You can inspire by the people around you and out there. But don’t replicate them because no one follows a replica.
Focus on your dreams and create your own individuality. You will feel happy inside if you will set your own ideals and values.
There is no creativity in copying someone else. Discover yourself. It is the only way to find inner joy and peace. The best feeling in the world is being the real you.
Everyone can’t be a leader. It takes courage to stand alone and to lead.
Don’t follow anything to fit into the groups.
Life is full of adventure if you start seeing it with positivity and joy in your eyes.
Nourish real friendship
We all face different situations where we are stressed, jealous, insecure, depressed. In that scenario, your power, fame, money is not going to help you. So always take care and respect the real friendship.
Surround yourself with people who care about you, help you in taking the right decisions, and guide you.
If you really aspire for inner beauty, your true friends can help you. With them, you feel inspired and happy. They never judge you on your every statement. True friends always care for you and help to be the best version of you because they know you exactly.
They help to remove toxicity out of your life and bring in positivity.
Embrace the Change
Accept the change to have a beautiful life ahead. Stop being obsessed with physical appearance.
Focus on your hidden talent and your beautiful nature instead of outer beauty. Your outer beauty can never hide your inner beauty.
In fact, outer beauty is just the filter that you have applied to be more candid. People judge you when the situations are against you and not on your outer beauty.
And your reactions depend on your nature that can be humble and forgiving if you adapt those characteristics.
Will Smith once said, “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”
Stop being too harsh on yourself for replicating someone else. And nourish yourself with good values and characters.
Your inner beauty is worthy to be shown to the outside world, your inner charm is hidden behind your outer beauty. Let that charm to spark the world.
Let go of judgment, expectations, negativity whatever is hiding your inner beauty. You are beautiful, worthy of love and care. Appreciate things, this is from where inner beauty comes to focus.