Who Defines What is Beautiful?

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us most.
We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us.
And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech – Maryanne Williamson

 

Who defines what is beautiful?

Is it the Movie, Television and the Entertainment Industry; the Fashion Industry or the Cosmetics Industry (read here Chemical Companies); the so-called beauty Magazines or the Publishing Industry or perhaps you would get a completely unbiased assessment by your local plastic surgeon?

Note the common theme here – Industry. Every one of these groups has a huge investment in convincing you that without their product – your beauty is impossible.

So why trust them?

Clearly beauty has been described over the centuries since early literature. So blaming modern groups with their powerful distortion field indoctrination methods, and their slick messages designed to undermine our confidence in reality – is somewhat unfair.

The word ‘beauty’ is derived from the old Latin word beatus, which means happy or blessed. This is perhaps best described in the quote by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford: ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’

This is important distinction because different cultures at different times have very different interpretations, of what is beautiful.

And the problem with any method of defining beauty is inevitably we are attempting to create a standard of comparison. A quote by Sierra Sullivan: ‘Comparison is the thief of Joy,’ demonstrates the danger in this.’

Who defines what is beautiful?

Ultimately, we do.

Although we certainly live in a world, where the standard of beauty has been kidnapped and processed – to sell products and services – it is ultimately up to each of us – to define what is beautiful.

When I think of beauty, I feel every person I meet, or hear or experience, have something about them, which is unique, which is extraordinary and which is truly beautiful.

The quote at the beginning by Maryanne Williamson captures this beautifully as does this final quote…

What is beautiful is not always good, but what is good is always beautiful.

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