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Beauty Is All Around You: Learning To See The Beauty In The World

Confucius once said, “Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.”

We have constantly been in pursuit of beauty albeit an incomplete and distorted understanding of the word. We were conditioned from the time of our childhood that beauty can only be measured by its aesthetic appeal, meaning things that are pleasant to our senses, especially our sense of sight.

While this is somewhat true, it is only partially complete. The truth is, beauty is all around you. It is in almost everything. You just need to learn how to look for it in the simple and the unusual things.

Have your own definition of beauty.

Beauty is a very subjective topic to discuss. What’s beautiful for one may not be attractive to another and vice versa. However, when we talk about beauty, we should agree that it goes beyond cosmetics. It’s more than wearing designer clothes or using the latest Maybelline or Jil Goorman beauty products.

Widen your horizon and challenge yourself to look beyond what you would normally say is beautiful. Learn to look at the beauty that goes beyond the surface. Look for the hidden gems inside each and everConfucius once said, “Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.”

We have constantly been in pursuit of beauty albeit an incomplete and distorted understanding of the word. We were conditioned from the time of our childhood that beauty can only be measured by its aesthetic appeal, meaning things that are pleasant to our senses, especially our sense of sight.

While this is somewhat true, it is only partially complete. The truth is, beauty is all around you. It is in almost everything. You just need to learn how to look for it in the simple and the unusual things.

Have your own definition of beauty.

Beauty is a very subjective topic to discuss. What’s beautiful for one may not be attractive to another and vice versa. However, when we talk about beauty, we should agree that it goes beyond cosmetics. It’s more than wearing designer clothes or using the latest Maybelline or Jil Goorman beauty products.

Widen your horizon and challenge yourself to look beyond what you would normally say is beautiful. Learn to look at the beauty that goes beyond the surface. Look for the hidden gems inside each and every person, object, and circumstance.

Let go of your preconceived notions and judgments.

One of the things that hinder us from truly appreciating things is how our minds are wired to think and process things. We live in a time where we are constantly bombarded by the media’s incomplete definition of beauty that we have become enamored only with what’s pleasant to the senses.

We need to unlearn what we have for so long grown accustomed to, and we need to recondition our minds about what true beauty is all about. We should let go of our biases and judgments. This includes learning to accept the fact that the world won’t care about what we think. The sooner we embrace this, the lesser we get hurt and offended by negative attitudes.

Once we start to see beauty from the lens of grace, compassion, and peace — not condemnation, fear, or hate — the more we start to appreciate things that are far different from our previously conceived beliefs about beauty.

Appreciate beauty whenever you see it, even the small things.

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One thing about finding beautiful things around you is it has to be intentional. You need to take an active stance on this matter and not just let happenstance take place all the time. Your ability to see the beauty in even the most insignificant objects is greatly proportional to the level of intimacy you have with life.

Take artists, for instance. It isn’t hard for them to look for inspiration for their works of art — whether it’s a song, film, poem, illustration, sculpture, and other similar artistic outputs — because they are sensitive to the things around them.

Try it some time. Be sensitive to the world around you and you’ll start to see things you often take for granted. Like the smell of a freshly-brewed cup of coffee or the sound of birds singing in the morning. Take the time to literally stop and smell the flowers. Often, we neglect these things because we’re always in a rush, and we’re always in pursuit of greater and grander things.

Embrace the beauty within you and let it manifest on the outside.

A popular song in the 90s had the following lyrics for its hook:

I am beautiful no matter what they say. Words can’t bring me down. I am beautiful in every single way. Words can’t bring me down. So don’t you bring me down today.

The Christina Aguilera track simply entitled Beautiful is a very powerful song that speaks directly into people’s insecurities and doubts about themselves. The music video is a powerful visual presentation of people of different shapes, sizes, colors, and sexual orientations that have overcome public scrutiny and have come to terms with who they really are.

This type of enlightenment and awakening feed our psyche with so much positivity and boldness that we start to radiate and glow and exude a whole new level of confidence and security that wasn’t there before.

But to get there, you need to get to the point that you embrace and love yourself fully, flaws and all. It is only when you learn to do so that moving on in life gets easier. Once you train yourself to see the beauty in your imperfection, you start to see life from a whole different perspective.

As the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” It isn’t hard to find at all if you only train your mind and heart to appreciate the ordinary and different things. True beauty is defined by your heart’s depth and spirit’s freedom, not just what the media or people say.y person, object, and circumstance.

Let go of your preconceived notions and judgments.

One of the things that hinder us from truly appreciating things is how our minds are wired to think and process things. We live in a time where we are constantly bombarded by the media’s incomplete definition of beauty that we have become enamored only with what’s pleasant to the senses.

We need to unlearn what we have for so long grown accustomed to, and we need to recondition our minds about what true beauty is all about. We should let go of our biases and judgments. This includes learning to accept the fact that the world won’t care about what we think. The sooner we embrace this, the lesser we get hurt and offended by negative attitudes.

Once we start to see beauty from the lens of grace, compassion, and peace — not condemnation, fear, or hate — the more we start to appreciate things that are far different from our previously conceived beliefs about beauty.

Appreciate beauty whenever you see it, even the small things.

beauty

One thing about finding beautiful things around you is it has to be intentional. You need to take an active stance on this matter and not just let happenstance take place all the time. Your ability to see the beauty in even the most insignificant objects is greatly proportional to the level of intimacy you have with life.

Take artists, for instance. It isn’t hard for them to look for inspiration for their works of art — whether it’s a song, film, poem, illustration, sculpture, and other similar artistic outputs — because they are sensitive to the things around them.

Try it some time. Be sensitive to the world around you and you’ll start to see things you often take for granted. Like the smell of a freshly-brewed cup of coffee or the sound of birds singing in the morning. Take the time to literally stop and smell the flowers. Often, we neglect these things because we’re always in a rush, and we’re always in pursuit of greater and grander things.

Embrace the beauty within you and let it manifest on the outside.

A popular song in the 90s had the following lyrics for its hook:

I am beautiful no matter what they say. Words can’t bring me down. I am beautiful in every single way. Words can’t bring me down. So don’t you bring me down today.

The Christina Aguilera track simply entitled Beautiful is a very powerful song that speaks directly into people’s insecurities and doubts about themselves. The music video is a powerful visual presentation of people of different shapes, sizes, colors, and sexual orientations that have overcome public scrutiny and have come to terms with who they really are.

This type of enlightenment and awakening feed our psyche with so much positivity and boldness that we start to radiate and glow and exude a whole new level of confidence and security that wasn’t there before.

But to get there, you need to get to the point that you embrace and love yourself fully, flaws and all. It is only when you learn to do so that moving on in life gets easier. Once you train yourself to see the beauty in your imperfection, you start to see life from a whole different perspective.

As the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” It isn’t hard to find at all if you only train your mind and heart to appreciate the ordinary and different things. True beauty is defined by your heart’s depth and spirit’s freedom, not just what the media or people say.

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