Inner Beauty, Outer Beauty, True Beauty: What's important?

By Mary Costa on Aug 17, 2012 at 04:20 AM in News You Can Use

I started making jewelry for a variety of reasons, but most near and dear to my heart was my passion of helping a woman to connect to, own, and adorn their inner and outer beauty.  So I set me off on a journey to discover what's really important when it comes to Beauty, and how can I facilitate that process. So just starting with a definition of beauty,  I found a great explanations on a website  http://www.aseekersthoughts.com by Joseph Panek.  Actually he has many wonderful thought provoking posts.  So onto the subject...Beauty.

So here is Part 1 from his article: Inner Beauty vs. Outer Beauty Sunday January 9, 2011, I'll continue to post the remainder of his post, and several other articles which I hope you find interesting.

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"A thing of beauty is a joy forever; it's loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness."  ~John Keats

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
~ Kahlil Gibran

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Simply put, Beauty can be different things to different people. There are probably as many ways to judge Beauty as there are people in the world.

However, if we were to categorize beauty, we would eventually come to the conclusion that there are basically two kinds of Beauty: Outer Beauty and Inner Beauty.

creatingherselfOuter Beauty: In the strictest sense Outer Beauty is a type of physical appearance, based solely upon external features, which society has conditioned us to accept as being desirable, fashionable, reliable, and trustworthy. 

Some people are born with the natural features of Outer Beauty while others find that it is necessary to create this outer Appearance, to some degree. For most people, Outer Beauty is easily created by means of creams, scents, ointments, styles, and various kinds of outer wrappings......

 

And although each one of us is entitled to look and feel as attractive as we choose, it is important to also understand that Outer Beauty, by itself, is only one minuscule aspect of our Divine Nature. If we rely upon Outer Beauty alone when we present ourselves to others, this amounts to nothing more than creating a false and temporary illusion of who we truly are.
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Mary Costa aka Mariska

Mary Costa aka "Mariska" & Jewelry Matchmaker®

We create jewelry to match and adorn the beautiful spirit of a woman.

mary@mariskasdesigns.com

www.mariskasdesigns.com

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