I wish that all of us out there could start believing more in the positive things we are told about ourselves instead of the negatives ones. We are all beautiful and we need to start accepting that when someone tells us. Those that call us “ugly” or “worthless” or “fat” or “insert negtive words here” are entirely wrong and use these words of hate to bring us down to lift themselves up because they are not happy with who they are. Rise up my beautiful people and realize that you are beautiful and you don’t need to believe the negativity from others, instead embrace the positive and beleive me when I say: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
I’ll be back to posting like crazy shortly. Sorry for my absence.
I hope that my followers do know that I am always here to give advice or just listen, if you need anything at all, or would like some advice outside of tumblr, just let me know and I promise we can work something out. I am always here, no matter what. I love you all and you are all beautiful.
What Are You When You Are Beautiful? Does Beauty Really Matter?
When this article is being written, what comes immediately to mind is a series of surveys done by a popular magazine called Psychology Today. The surveys, conducted over the past three decades, were on how people feel about the appearance of their bodies. The findings are what they should not have been. Let’s wish so.
Both Men and Women Are Dissatisfied with Their Appearances
In 1972 twenty-three percent of American women were dissatisfied with their appearance but by 1997 that figure had risen to fifty-six percent. In 1972 fifteen percent of men were dissatisfied with their appearance but by 1997 that figure had risen to forty-three percent. Thirty-eight percent of men are now dissatisfied with the size of their chests compared to the thirty-four percent of women dissatisfied with their breasts. Men are getting pectoral implants. Millions of women have had surgery to change the shape of their breasts or increase their size. A strange phenomenon!
Shall we presume that there were more good-looking men and women three decades ago than there are now, or shall we presume that while looks might have remained the same (or believe it, turned better) but it is the attitude of a man or a woman towards him or herself that has changed. Is it that we are constantly failing to understand the true meaning of beauty or the beauty is failing in getting us become good-looking? Something is missing somewhere. Let’s come to that later.
Why is Being Beautiful So Important?
We always, and everywhere, try to be beautiful, and in the process a mirror becomes more personal to us than we are to ourselves. The process of becoming beautiful and looking good is so rapid that what we become is just an outward us. Is being beautiful so important? Even now we see the most popular people not so good-looking, and the most beautiful people next door not so popular. Does beauty really matter? Probably it does, particularly for people who have a dying preoccupation for the body and would go to any length to safeguard it. No wonder then, despite nearly thirty years of feminism, beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar a year business. Those who make money have a mind, and those who spend have forgotten they have it.
Goodness from Within Reflects on Our Expressions
Least do we realize that we would look the way we are, and an expression on our face is actually the reflection of what we are from within? We can camouflage the exterior, but what can we do to the interior. Our goodness or badness, generosity or animosity, or love or hatred, all show somewhere here or somewhere there on our bodies. If we are good from within, our face reflects a mesmerizing state of goodness; if we are not, we clearly show it through our expressions.
Ageless Beauty Comes from Within
It is this body we always give a helping, and not to what lies beneath it. This way we only answer some deep-rooted anxieties in our psychology, and do not provide a solution to them. We keep on spinning answers for these anxieties, until we run out of them as we advance in age. Try as you might, you cannot camouflage old age. We fail to achieve ageless beauty. The reason being that we failed to recognize it when we were young. Ageless beauty, says Ayurveda, comes from within.
Ayurveda Values Inner and Outer Beauty
Ayurveda values inner beauty as much as it does value outer beauty. Beauty, it adds, is based on good health. What is more important is that whenever Ayurveda recommends an external application to enhance your looks, it always has some degree of effect that it exerts internally on you. Henna, for example, is a hair-coloring agent and vitalizer for of us, but when it remains on the scalp and remains in contact for long, it does more to our internal health than what meets the eye. Lifestyle changes, another thing Ayurveda recommends, make you look good naturally than become good artificially. Haven’t you ever come across simple-looking, down-to-earth people who impress upon, and look good to you, in the first very instance? They are the ones who carry an inner, positive influence as a beautiful mark on their faces. Beauty is nothing but a mindset, and you are actually a positive or a negative mindset when you look beautiful, or do not.
(Source: About.com-Dr. Sanay Parva)
“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
- Sophia Loren
“‘Find things that make you feel great about yourself and then focus on that rather than on the things that make you upset about yourself. ‘Pick out the great things that you love about yourself. Whether it be your personality or jokes, whatever it is and focus on that rather than, “oh my hips are too big” or “I have fat on my thighs.
Beauty fades as we get older. We will be remembered for the important things like our personalities and the work that we’ve done and how we’ve impacted other people’s lives. Not what we look like. I just realise that I’m here for a reason. I’m here not to look like all the other girls. There’s something in me that separates me and makes me different and I don’t think it’s my weight. Obviously that’s the physical reason but I think when it comes down to it, I always believed talent would prevail.’”
- … says 21 year-old Nikky, who has the lead role in a new TV series called Huge
All of these people were tagged as “ugly” on a photo sharing site. I think they are 100% beautiful and gorgeous.
“Beth Ditto has something interesting and quite debatable to say:
“I’m not an unhealthy person and I feel like one of the most tiring parts of being fat and being proud of it is… you do a lot of proving yourself all the time.
“It’s really interesting to me that people will look at a thin person and go, ‘That’s a healthy person’. I want to go, ‘Come open my refrigerator and look and then let’s talk about what you think is so bad’.
“To be thin and to stay really thin, sometimes… some people literally do coke all the time. Some people smoke cigarettes instead of eating. That’s crazy. But that’s ‘okay’ because you look healthier.”
… says Beth.”
- … says Beth.