Monday, 14 May 2012

In the eye of the beholder

The Perception of Beauty

Everyone’s definition of beauty is specific and unique to that individual’s attraction to a person, thing or place.

What a person visualizes on site and recognize as a beautiful specimen may not be your view or society’s idea of what beauty is suppose to look like, but that doesn’t negate the fact that it is beautiful.

A beautiful human being to me is a mixture of not just outside appearance but an exceptional moral quality that far exceeds the outside appearance. I believe that a person’s physical appearance despite polish, sophistication or stature does not epitomize beauty, but their personality shines light on what beauty is.

It isn’t wrong to appreciate something or someone that you recognize as a beautiful individual, even when some may not share your view, because hasn’t it been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What you see, feel and believe is beautiful isn’t wrong because it is not a view shared by all, so hold on to the rare beauties that you have been able to witness in your lifetime.

It isn’t anyone else’s place to tell you that what you see couldn’t possibly be true.

What makes you feel beautiful?

We all have our quirks that we believe makes us look our best at times. Maybe it’s a specific attire or how our hair is styled, but we all identify an aspect of ourselves that stand out more than the other and to us emphasizes our beauty. 

Think about that question and remember a specific moment when you felt like the most beautiful or handsome person. Remember that time when you knew you looked good and couldn’t stop smiling. Those are the rare moments that allow you to see the beauty that has always been there but you failed to notice it until a change of clothes, a hair cut or new sense of style that you dub as a “make over”, happened.

The truth is new clothes, hair styles or make up, only dress the raw beauty that was already present. It only takes someone with that specific perception of what beauty is to see through all that coverage to the individual beauty that is present in everyone.

We were all made beautiful, whether we grew and developed personalities that overshadowed that, its present somewhere. It’s up to you to believe it.

However, we all have our days when beautiful isn’t what we would use to describe ourselves, but just because we don’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

Beauty comes in all forms, shapes, sizes and colours.  It shouldn’t be standardized or generalized, it just is. It can only be defined by the view of the person whose site manages to capture it.

Don’t question your beauty just because some may not notice it, the beauty shines from within you and the true reflection remains to be seen.


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