It seems that these days almost everyone is focused on physical beauty, even I’m guilty of this by writing all about the physical “importances” as of late. Someone’s intelligence, personality, or status should not be perceived by their outward appearance. So where does inner beauty fit in?
We all have inner beauty. However, whether or not we’re aware of or utilize it, it’s up to us. Inner beauty is something that’s profoundly more important than physical. It’s something that you must nurture and cherish, and something that plays a huge role in building up your sense of self-esteem.When you develop your inner beauty, your self-confidence seems to miraculously improve as well!
Here are some strategies that can help you discover and develop your inner beauty:
1. Make an “I Love Me” list. This isn’t a conceited or arrogant thing to do at all, it can be used as a powerful tool to help you discover your inner beauty. Write down all of your good qualities that don’t relate to something physical. Are you genuine? Sincere? Loyal? All these attributes and many others relate to your inner beauty. The process of writing out your strengths gives you actual evidence of your great inner qualities that you might not have even been aware of. When you see all these qualities written out in black and white, you’ll also give your sense of self-esteem a big boost.
2. Surround yourself with those whose inner qualities you admire. Of course, they may also have physical beauty, but the reason you’re drawn to them is because they’re caring, loving, gentle, or otherwise admirable because of their inner qualities. When you surround yourself with these kinds of people, your own inner beauty tends to shine through as well. They may even point out your inner beauty to you. People like this look beyond the outer shell and focus on what’s important inside.
3. Practice cultivating your inner beauty. Most of us know how to take care of our physical beauty: we get our nails and hair done, we stay in shape, buy new clothes, and so on. But taking care of the inside isn’t something we always pay enough attention to. Remember, when you discover and improve your inner beauty, physical beauty follows. Think about a time when you’ve met someone and weren’t attracted to their physical beauty at first glance, but once you got to know them and saw their inner beauty, they became more physically attractive. What can you do to bring out your inner beauty? It’s simple: Be real! Be authentic! Be yourself! Show beautiful qualities like compassion, love, and patience, and practice them daily.
4. Avoid negative people and talk. This is so important; gossip and negative comments about others only breeds more negativity. Instead, focus on the good in people. Rather than saying an off-color comment about someone’s appearance, put a positive spin and focus on a point of his or her inner beauty. Focusing on the positive qualities of others brings out the best in you and helps cultivate and develop your own inner beauty! You’ll also find that you’ll attract people because they enjoy being around you. Attracting loving and caring friends is the icing on the cake!
Your inner beauty is unique to you. Don’t be afraid of it; celebrate and honor it.
Unleash your inner beauty to the world!