Monday, June 13, 2011


How would you describe beauty?

Websters Dictionary describes beauty as the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest.)

Is beauty what you see in the magazines? Is it the image of newborn baby being held in its mom’s arms for the first time? Is it rainbow after a summer’s rain? Is it an elderly couple walking down the street holding hands? Is it a Hawaiian landscape? I'm sure I can go on and on. But really what is it that makes beauty. I may find something beautiful where as someone else may argue the contrary.

So what is beauty really? Is beauty a thing, a look, a quality or a personality? Or is it the personal perception of these things?

What is your perception of beauty in regards to yourself? Is it something you step into with joy and confidence or is it something that you avoid like the plague? If you admit that you don't view yourself as beautiful, then remember this; it's a perception of what you allow yourself to see and believe. Vision can be changed, altered and focused. And beliefs can be filtered, diluted and rewritten. So are you willing to change your vision and rewrite your belief about how stunning you are?

I know this video shows the effects of photo manipulation regarding beauty but what if we could view ourselves as beautiful as this finished product even when we show up as the model did in the beginning of the video?

Stephanie Lainez

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