In Search of Real Beauty

Let’s be honest.  Like most women, I love a good shopping opportunity.  One of my favorite areas is the beauty aisle.  I am amazed at all the products that fill the shelves all claiming to do one thing or another.  That’s great…for your outside reflection.  But what about inside…the deep place no one visibly sees but can feel just by being in your presence?  How beautiful are you on the inside?  Now that’s a question I haven’t heard many people ask.  Inside beauty is illuminated through your actions, words spoken, feelings displayed.  We all know about putting that facade on in the presence of the opposite sex, trying to portray the beauty that we want others to see.

But is it also skin deep? Is it real or just magic mirrors meant to disguise some internal ugliness?  Here’s something I have learned over time.  Ugly will show its face eventually.  Its voice speaks volumes above the outward beauty you display because slowly over time it changes what people actually see when they look at you.  Are you kind to others?  Perhaps you are egocentric, unfair, biased and just down right mean.

I can understand why you might want to keep that undercover…but think of the work it takes to maintain you cover.  If people are eventually going to find out who you really are, doesn’t it make sense to work on those deficits and project an authentic you?

A pretty face is wonderful, but it can’t compete with a beautiful heart. None of us are perfect…I know you’ve heard that a gazillion times.  That’s because it is TRUE!  Just work on being the best you can and your beauty will fill a room and turn heads for all the right reasons.  Start first believing in yourself.  Look deeper in that mirror.  Listen to your soul.  It will tell you where you need to improve. But more importantly, it will tell you where your beauty lives….deep inside the essence of you!

Here’s a small challenge for the month.  Compliment someone.  Not on the physical but on their attributes that makes their beauty obvious.  I promise you it will make their day and empower you.  It’s all about support.  We can do this….if we work together.

Beverly Jones-Durr is a published Author, Certified Life and Business Strategist and Educational Facilitator. She is also known as the “Clarity Ninja and Mindset Shifter” because she teaches clients, consultants and other service professionals how to eliminate the fog, remove the clutter and shift their focus to their purposeful and intentional path so that they can get stuff done. She creates programs that help you to develop your authentic self, build a positive and powerful mindset and create real time action plans that are both attainable and measureable. Don’t forget to check out,  “Four Road Blocks Keeping You from Getting What You want”, a four part video series that puts you on course to mastering all areas of your life as a gift.  You can also follow Beverly 0n TwitterFaceBook and YouTube