Beauty is knowledge.

Beauty is art.

Beauty is being selfless…

Everyone equates beauty with physical attributes when in all actuality it’s a personality attribute. Someone commented on an Instagram photo of mine the other day calling me beautiful and though I really appreciated the compliment, it got me thinking. In my opinion, anyone can be pretty, but to be a beautiful person you have to be all that is you while incorporating kindness and care.

Deepak Chopra says, “when you discover your essential nature and know who you really are, in that knowing itself is the ability to fulfill any dream that you have because your are the eternal possibility…” He later goes on to say, “…the more you experience your true nature, the closer you are to the field of pure potentiality.”

So my take on this is that first things first, you have to feel yourself out and get reacquainted with the true you. It’s definitely not an easy task in todays society with outside forces and influences that we have tempting us in our everyday lives but know that it does takes effort. I cannot say that I’ve come face to face with my true self yet but I do see the shadow of her through a foggy mirror and with each foot I put forward she gets a tad bit clearer. Its never to late to bare your soul to yourself and get familiar with who you are because once you do, great things can happen.

Once you get a glimpse of who you are you start to come to terms with what you like, what you love, what you don’t like, and what you have a passion to do. You begin to know your self worth. It gets very exciting. Through this process of discovery you are gaining knowledge and with that wonderful things can be created. These things that you create will make you happy, they will fulfill you, they will make you feel success, and potentially make you money because it is pure. The good thing about it is that if you strip away the money and potential fame and success you are still left with the fulfillment and happiness that your art brings you, so you never lose. That is beauty.

I would suspect that after you go through this journey, uncover your essence, and create this fulfilling empire that the only thing left is to share your gains. When the smartest person on the planet retains all the knowledge possible what is there left to do but to teach, to share. The ultimate form of beauty is being selfless and that is the hardest thing for most of us to do. Being there for others without expecting a return. Thinking about the happiness of others before your own. Pure. Being caring. We are afraid to show we care and just how selfless we can be because we are perceived as weak when in all that is true, that person is the strongest because they are willing to unveil that part of themselves to the word. Just another thing that society have taught us not to do, don’t show weakness. It’s understandable but who’s to say that is the right thing to do in all cases. Who is to say that it is healthy?

Now going back, it is not to say that being selfish makes you an ugly person because I understand that you have to be selfish to a certain extent because if your aren’t how would you have come to terms with who you are? You definitely have to incorporate a ton of “me time” for that excursion, however once you’ve come to the end of that road, overcome the pressures of society and made your mind up for yourself, it would be ideal to give back. Frankly put, if you can find pleasure in other people’s happiness at the expense of your doing, with a smile as your only expectation, it’s a beautiful thing. That IS beauty.