BEAUTY TIPS (Encouragement for true beauty)
by Audrey Hepburn (Sam Levenson?)
For attractive lips,
speak words of kindness
For lovely eyes,
Seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure,
Share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair,
Let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
Walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored,
renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed.
Never throw out anybody. Remember: if you ever need a helping hand,
you’ll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. AH
You are beautiful as you are… there is no need for acrimony. Hatred of others begins with self-hatred… even when masked. We can spread some light by seeing the beauty in ourselves and others. These are inspired words from the beloved Audrey, and they are, essentially, what I would call beauty tips for the soul. How are we adding to the light?
“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.” Khalil Gibran
“You are beautiful and for you to feel the magnificence of you, you must be willing to change. You must be willing to let go of all the darkness, so you can begin to shine your light. You have been sold on many things and those things act as a blanket that obscures your light. You must be ready to change and remove all the layers that keep your light from shining.” (p318) “Drinking Nectar” Dror B. Ashuah
I have also turned to the wisdom of the angels in Dror’s book, Conversations with Angels: And So Be It, and the blockquote above and another below give us more beauty food to consider and digest. Contemplate the message. What is your beauty tip for the day? More below.
“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou
Time is your friend, as it keeps you in an environment that is ever-changing, so you can learn, at every moment, about you. It is as if you are standing in a room and a lamp is lighting you from one side. That side is your youth. As you turn around slowly, the lamp illuminates a different aspect of you. Why would you not want to see one aspect and care only for the other? All aspects of you are beautiful and sacred. (p310) “The Runway” Dror B. Ashuah
If I am beautiful, why don’t I see it when I look in the mirror? If we don’t see or recognize our innate beauty when we turn our gaze to a mirror, then what old wounding messages have we internalized within? A lot of our training on what is beautiful, begins early in life and as we mature, we must work to shift our belief in limiting messages on beauty, and embrace universal, inclusive ones. It takes effort, but we are up to the task. We must make peace with our inner child. You are beautiful…
Have a spectacular day! You are already a blessing to others. What are your thoughts? Do you have a beauty tip to share? Do you have a favorite beauty quote that grounds you? What impact has societal expectations of image and beauty had on your life? What insights could you offer others? Do share! Thank you.
*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track with reading and responding to your blogs; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience!
Positive Motivation Tip: Outer beauty is temporary. Inner beauty is forever. Cultivate it!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: Dona Ines, Rozeta Paryz, via Wikipedia, Beauty by Rickydavid via Flickr or from Facebook/my personal collection.
- Time Tested Beauty Tips by Sam Levenson (tyamerdeka.wordpress.com)
- Beauty Tips for Staying Young (julesorganicliving.com)
- Reflections: Get Out Of Bed… (eof737.wordpress.com)
- Beauty has no size (hebslimdown.wordpress.com)
- Wednesday’s W: Which Beauty am I seeking? (mylifeasanadventure.com)
- What is Beauty? (littlemissdailyblogger.wordpress.com)