Inner beauty. What is it exactly? Outer beauty – your skin, hair, body, clothes – all of these things are tangible. Subjective, yes, but no matter what they can be seen with the naked eye. Your inner beauty, on the other hand, can’t be tied down or pinpointed. It’s a concept rather than a thing, and it’s also subjective. Inner beauty is a quality that even people with the most unfortunate looks can have, and it’s something that even people with outer beauty can lack entirely.
Your inner beauty has to do with your soul, your spirituality, your virtues. People who have inner beauty have other qualities like compassion, kindness, fairness, and positivity. It’s just as important – even more so – to nourish your inner beauty as it is to take care of your exterior looks. Here are some ways you can do it, though there are many more you can discover for yourself.
Meditation is a way to relax and connect with yourself. When you’re meditating, you are blocking out the rest of the world, shedding your worries, and just being. Hopefully you are able to find an inner calm, strength, and contentment. Meditation nourishes your inner beauty by helping you find inner peace. As you practice and become more adept at meditating, you’ll likely see a difference in many areas of your life, especially when dealing with obstacles or stress.
Inner beauty is especially strong in people who are giving and caring of others. When you give rather than receive, you’re doing something that is compassionate and unselfish. People who are self-serving and have no regard for others do not have inner beauty. Volunteering is a great thing to do. There are many different causes you can donate your time to, and in doing so you’ll be helping others while also boosting your own self-confidence. When you can find an opportunity to give and help another person, you are nourishing your inner beauty.
Whether you’re reading a book, taking a class, or just observing the world around you, you’re learning. Learning nourishes your inner beauty because it opens your mind to new experiences, increases you tolerance and understanding of others, and makes you a well-rounded individual. If you have a thirst for knowledge and take the opportunity to learn whenever you can, it expands your mind. People with closed minds do not have inner beauty.
Without fun and excitement, our lives are predictable and sometimes boring. Having fun could mean many different things to you, but as long as it’s a healthy, constructive activity, it will nourish your inner beauty. People who have inner beauty are able to smile, laugh, and let loose. Their ability to be fun-loving makes them attractive and in general boosts the quality of their lives. When you feel good about yourself and the world around you because you’re having fun, it’s a beautiful thing.
No matter how you choose to nourish your inner beauty, make sure you do it. You’ll love yourself more, and you’ll be more attractive and magnetic to everyone around you – good outside looks or not.
Kim King is a style expert and mother who loves to write and blog about everything from weight loss tips to getting good deals on cosmetic brushes.
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