Beauty is an inside job

The world focuses on exterior beauty and we measure ourselves cruelly against others through the lenses of accepted standards of beauty in society.

Of course, within we suffer as we perceive that we are not beautiful. It is now so pervasive and corrosive in society that it has become as serious as life and death, that’s how powerful the collective mind is once we become attached to it. We become our thoughts.

Others are more beautiful and thus the untrue internal negative narratives and negative thoughts run repetitively leading to manifesting unfounded behaviours and unkindness inwardly to ourselves.

Truly beautiful people are those who have focused their energies on realising that we become beautiful on the inside and they manifest that beauty through their beliefs about what beauty really is. Those people then radiate that beauty and light on the exterior too. Not in a cosmetic or societal way but in a soulful and wonderful way. They are beautiful souls who realise that we are all truly the same within, equal and worthy in every way.

The external shaming and judgement of our ‘beauty’ can only make us suffer if we choose to align with the falsehood that beauty is an external thing. Visual external beauty is subjective and judgement based which are all created by the individual and collective minds. Thus they are all temporary, opinion-based whims that lack any soulful substance, yet we create our inner image based on such nonsense.

Shallow definitions of beauty accepted by the collective and individual minds and egos are a cause of suffering for us all. However, those who let go of those definitions and create beauty within first will spread that beauty in a non-judgemental and uplifting way to the world. The true beauty that is life is what we all have as an amazing gift that cannot ever be judged or evaluated.

When we stop looking in the mirror to see if we are worthy and beautiful and start to be kind, loving, compassionate, empathetic, understanding and patient with ourselves and simply be without evaluation of others, then we will feel our own beauty within. Becoming beautiful within ourselves through our beliefs and allowing our true essence to flourish manifests pure beauty inside and out without an agenda. We have detached ourselves from our ego and therefore we can become beautiful.

When we let go of the craving to be seen as beautiful by the minds of others and respect ourselves, honour our values, be true to ourselves, concentrate on the inside then we see ourselves as beautiful as a soul.

Beauty is an inside job. What if we started teaching to look within and create our beauty inside?

It’s beyond our skins

What truly matters about us and other humans that we share this planet with is beyond our skins.

The outer shell does not matter, yet we are conditioned to care about how we look and what others might think of how we look. It has become addictive, compulsive behaviour and for some, it deeply affects their self-worth and mental health. For others it is a source of anxiety, for some, it’s abuse from others.

It consumes many of us on a daily basis, our exterior image that lives in our minds. We will do anything to protect it and avoid it being attacked.

However, the truly important stuff is contained within our skins, that is our kindness, our love, our empathy, our mind, our intelligence, our energy, our soul and so on. The real person is inside, the outside is a mask we put on for the world to protect the self-image.

The reason we judge others by colour, race, appearance etc is that it is taught to us and is not how we are born. We have to learn to judge.

We are taught to behave according to what our eyes see, not what we hear, feel, sense, or instinctively know. We are conditioned by society to look at the wrapper and not to see what is within.

Every single one of us at some point in our lives will have dismissed other people simply based on a judgement we have made about their exterior image which has been imprinted on us by society, what is attractive or not and so on. Just think how many amazing people we have missed by not going beyond their skins.

The magic is inside every single one of us.