“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
Have you ever stumbled upon a phrase that resonates so deeply it feels like a message from the Universe?
I came across this quote in a book awhile back and it stirred my soul. It spoke to me with curiosity, possibility, hope and opportunity.
It's from the legendary Sophia Loren, a timeless icon of beauty. She expresses that true beauty extends far beyond appearances; it must be felt from within.
As I reflect on her words, I am reminded that even the most beautiful individuals may not perceive themselves as such unless they can truly feel it from the inside.
When someone of her breathtaking beauty and esteemed stature affirms this truth, it becomes an undeniable testament to the power of a lived experience.
Personally, I understand the struggles one faces when it comes to body image, self-esteem, and confidence. Throughout my journey, I am always my own harshest critic, grappling with these challenges on a daily basis.
Upon reflection, I've come to realize that the opinions of others regarding our physical attributes; whether we are thin enough, young enough, or pretty enough are inconsequential. What truly matters is how we perceive ourselves when we look in the mirror.
Unfortunately, it takes real life and lots of self-reflection to come to this conclusion and it sometimes even requires daily affirmation to truly believe it.
On days when feeling beautiful proves challenging, it's okay to seek solace in the beauty that surrounds us.
There is beauty in the art we create and/or consume, things we love to do, the simple pleasures nature provides, and in peaceful moments of meditation.
Allow yourself to embrace the joy of the present moment, expressing gratitude for its blessings. Sometimes, a gentle pinch to remind yourself is really all it takes to be grateful for the beauty that surrounds us.
By recognizing and appreciating the beauty in others, we allow their radiance to reflect upon us, even during moments when our own clarity may falter.
Be intentionally be kind to yourself, practice self-care, and embrace a healthy lifestyle as best you can.
Treat yourself to a stunning new piece of jewelry that celebrates you or brightens someone else's day with a heartfelt sentiment. These small acts of self-love and generosity can have a profound impact on the perception of beauty.
Let's embark together on a transformative journey. Let's try to unlock the beauty within, embrace self-acceptance, and discover true joy, freedom and fulfillment.
Try placing Sophia Loren's quote in plain view as a reminder to reclaim your beauty daily, inside and out. That's what I am going to do!
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