06 May, 2012

Being Beautiful.

As I walked down the street on a bright Saturday afternoon, I spotted a beautiful girl who was wearing the most cutest clothes and had flawless facial features. I was awestruck for a moment and stared at her without a blink of the eye. Such a beauty she was. High eyebrows, brown mesmerizing eyes, a sharp nose and pink, plump lips. And when she smiled? Her smile reminded me of Jessica Alba! She was indeed beautiful. I was on my way to a temple to pray and I guessed that she was going there too. Upon reaching the place of worship, a beggar called out to her and asked her to help him. And oh my! Rude she was. She said that she had better work to do and asked him to cut his limb to seek more sympathy! I was shell shocked and my belief of her being a charming beauty dissipated.
I remained stunned throughout the day and decided to find out what real beauty is. Does your outside beauty which can be enhanced using makeup and cosmetic surgeries alone make you beautiful? Or is there another aspect of beauty that is often ignored? And in this search for beauty, a realization slowly dawned.
Being beautiful is not about how many people look at you or what they think of you at a single glance. It's about who you are. It's about what defines you. It's about what you live for. It's about being unique. It's about your dreams, fears, insecurities and those little quirks that make you YOU. It's about having the courage to be yourself. It's about making the world a little more beautiful with your originality. :)
When people get into a relationship, the main condition they have is that the guy/girl should look hot/beautiful/sexy. People should realize that outside beauty will change with age, but not the beauty inside. The way we think might mature with experience, the way we react might get less subtle with time and the way we perceive the world might be more sensible, but we will still be the same person. We will still have our peculiarities and whims. We will still have unique ambitions and dreams. We will still hope for something dear to our hearts. A relationship should complement you, make you a better version of yourself and allow you to grow. It should not be constrained by looks or appearances.
But! It is indeed very important to take care of your skin and body. One should focus on being beautiful inside, but should not neglect outer beauty. Take care of your skin and put on whatever you feel makes you comfortable. Put on makeup if it's a part of being you, but not because of social circumstances.
Always remember that people who are attracted to you because of your appearance will not stay by your side forever. But people who can see how beautiful your heart is will never leave you. :)

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Stay beautiful! :)

12 comments:

  1. AaeKay! Such a well written article. :)
    A lot more people need to realise that inner beauty is a reflection of the beauty outside and not vice versa.
    Lovely topic.
    Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Simran Kapur MehraMay 6, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Such a great article!
    One of my favorite quotes on beauty would be “When you're a beautiful person on the inside, nothing in the world can change that about you. Jealousy is the result of one's lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance. The Lesson: If you can't accept yourself, then certainly no one else will.”
    ― Sasha Azevedo

    Have a great weekend! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sim!
      Such a beautiful quote! :)
      Enjoy your holiday at Miami!

      Delete
  3. "People should realize that outside beauty will change with age, but not the beauty inside."
    Amazing line:)
    Time can take away the beauty outside, but it can never take away the beauty within you.
    Amazing article AaeKay. Always a nice start to a Sunday reading your article.
    Have a great week ahead:):):)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great Article Abinaya :) You gave a true definition for what really beauty is! I am in love with your words.
    Keep it up this good job! I am your new follower now ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Lancy! :)
      Hope you enjoy reading my posts!

      Delete
  5. How rude of that pretty looking princess! Most things taught in school - math, science, history, etc teach very little of value - honesty, compassion, humility, respect, etc.....and these qualities are what make people truly beautiful. Being healthy and looking after your body is one thing, but being beautiful is something else!

    ReplyDelete
  6. You write so well! :)
    And so much clarity in thoughts, really good! I like the way you think about important things in life, analyze them and bring them to your blog. Keep up the great work! :)

    Agree with you on the point that real beauty lies inside, on who you are as a person and not how you look. You can make efforts to make yourself look beautiful. And you should, but keeping all goodness inside. Sometimes we see people who look really good AND are real gems as a person too! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Ashna! :)

      So true.. :)

      Delete