“Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character.” – Jane Seymour
Jane reminds us here that the beauty we radiate to the world can be found in the understanding of what it means to be secure in ourselves, to feel that our source of strength and security comes from inside and not as a result of outside influences. And when we find this “inner security,” we discover a beautiful person who radiates peace, love, and beauty.
If I wish to become a beautiful person–not the skin deep type of beauty, but rather the beauty that comes from being a loving, kind, and compassionate human being, who is not misdirected or shipwrecked by the winds and rains of circumstance and happenstance–then I must develop the important things in my life such as character, inner strength, and faith. True beauty has no measure, nor does it involve make-up, expensive clothes, or any of that type of vanity. If I am able to do so, others will be able to look to me as a source of guidance, strength, and inspiration.
We each have the ability to radiate beauty. It is merely a choice to be made, a lifestyle to embrace. Recognize the fact that you are an amazing child of God, and that even though you may never land a modeling contract with a clothing company, that fact simply does not matter–you are beautiful and wonderfully made… you have much beauty. However, do you radiate that beauty for others to see and feel, or do you keep it hidden behind a door that is guarded by your fears and insecurities?
Accept yourself, know yourself, and love yourself. When you can radiate beauty, you can serve as a beacon to those who wish to do the same thing.
Define an attribute of your character that radiates beauty.
Questions to consider:
Why do most people in our societies define beauty through visible criteria?
Why do most of us not see ourselves as beautiful?
Who are the most beautiful people you know? Is their beauty only physical, or is there more to them than the physical looks?
For further thought:
“If either man or woman would realize that the full power of personal beauty, it must be by cherishing noble thoughts and hopes and purposes; by having something to do and something to live for that is worthy of humanity, and which, by expanding and symmetry to the body which contains it.” – Upham