What if I would tell you that beauty has nothing to do with what you think it is. And what if this is not the usual banality that everyone uses to make you feel better!
From when we are still teenagers we grow up with countless images that suggest that this actress or this model and that celebrity are beautiful. But observing the images we may fail to see that they have various forms and shapes. We only have in mind "thin thin thin" oh! and tall with gazelle legs and an invisible waist.
Yet we fail to think, that when we see for example Meryl Streep, we never think of her as ugly even though she does not agree exactly with the image of a gazelle.
The reason is simply that she projects a #beauty from the inside.
Bla Bla Bla, you may think! Every model says that beauty comes from the inside but they are models!!!
Yes, you are right. They say that but not all of the models and stars mean it or even know what it really means. They start selling their products or their diet plans to you because 'beauty comes from the inside'.
The reality is that beauty does come from the inside but not from an inside physical state that products can create. It comes from an inside mental state. It is not a matter of what you eat but a matter of how you think.
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So what can you do to achieve this positive image about yourself and to feel beautiful and fresh and love your #body and the separate characteristics that make you, You?
In Ancient Greece beauty was tremendously valued. But for Plato, the real beauty lies in the world of the ideas!
The external beauty, for Plato, is not of the value of the internal beauty. A person with a strong cultivated mind, who is open to the world and to the 'new' is the most beautiful creature. A person creative and ready to listen and communicate with nature and the cosmic forces is of the most Beauty!
Why is that?
Simply because such a person projects the confidence of this mind.
In the Greek language, names are calculated and are not random. They show us the reality of the words as they were created to show this reality in the first place. In Greek, the word beauty has an immediate relation with the word hour.
When we say in Greek someone is beautiful we say he is "oreos" (Greek: ωραίος). The root of the word is the same as the Greek word "ora" (Greek: ώρα) the English 'hour' which means the time.
So someone is beautiful when it is the right time for him to be beautiful. And this is when the "maturity" comes which in Greek has again the same root with the previous ones and it's called "orimos" (Greek: ώριμος).
I can understand that the expression 'it's all Greek to me' comes to your mind right now, but you don't need to know the words.
#Tip: Just put the 3 Greek words together (ωραίος, ώρα, ώριμος) and observe them as images or shapes. Observe their #commonality. The wisdom is inside this commonality.
The legacy of our ancients is the only one that can lead us to confidence.
If you understand that the only way to feel really beautiful is to reach your internal #maturity by investing in your #mind and #soul, then your life will completely change; for external beauty is just the result of that.
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*Danai Fassouli is a writer, self-development and feng shui consultant and healer traveling around the world with the sole purpose to decode the ancient sacred truths and use them for her personal development as well as to spread them to all women that want to work for their own health of the mind, body, and soul. The articles are purely informative and do not replace the nutritionist; doctor and/or the psychologist and generally any specialist in physical and mental health.