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What is Beauty?

There is nothing more attractive than confidence, once she sees her own beauty, everyone else will.

― Habeeb Akande 




Synonyms: Life, Creation, Nature, Flowers 

Definition: You

We, along with all other creations are expressions of the universe; down to every detail. The way the sky resembles a watercolor painting at sunrise and set, the way our body brilliantly functions, the way flowers bloom, and everything aligns perfectly in the cycle of life. Life, creation, nature, and flowers are inherently works of art; masterpieces of infinite forms. Because we fit in with the oneness of these energies, this is only a reflection of us. All the beauty we see in the most awes-trucking flowers is the same beauty we posses.

You don’t need a mirror to see your beauty. Your reflection is painted all over the cosmos.

-Eternal Sunshine

Antonyms: Comparison, Standards 

We tend to associate beauty with a certain standard; a standard that continuously changes every decade. But, we can’t keep chasing a moving target of beauty standards; we will never hit it if it keeps changing. When we chase a standard and attempt to transform ourselves to fit that idea, we run away from ourselves. Dimming our own beauty. The secret is, the chase never stops, trends keep coming and going no matter how much we keep up. The longer we keep running toward an idea of beauty, the further we run from the real definition. Distancing ourselves even further from an idea whilst harming ourselves physically, mentally, and financially during the process.

HERE is a link to a video series on 100 years of beauty… how it has and will continue to change.

Were stuck in a revolving door around these ideas of what beauty looks like not realizing we all have it. Not just a few people who look a certain way that align with the trends of makeup or current pop culture; that is an idea which has been conditioned in us. That’s us allowing our thinking to be constructed under one mind. Being spun around in revolving beauty trends. This one mind had us desiring the same hair, lashes, style, eyebrows, and attitude. Pretty soon we will all look, act, and think the same. Theres nothing beautiful about a society with a lack of uniqueness. I mean yes, trends are a thing. All I’m saying is, if we were the only people who could see ourselves, would we still portrait ourself the same?

Beauty is not just something we only see with our vision. The eyes can only see a small inkling of beauty; luckily, we have more senses than that and beauty can pleases all them. We can energetically sense a beautiful spirit, we can feel beautiful skin, art work, and textures. We can smell a beautiful scent and hear a beautiful tone in a instrument or a voice. It can describe every part of us, every part of nature, the details in a flower, and stretch to the night sky describing the trillions of stars we get to experience the slightest bit of. How can we define something that stretches so far out beyond us and comes back to describe something within us down to one ideal standard?

Beauty appears when something is completely and absolutely and openly itself.

― Deena Metzger

Be Your Own Beautiful 

We have to stop letting society control our definition of beauty and just be us. Not like her on Instagram; like us. Healthy, thriving, and self-love filled us. The moment the universe started a trillion atoms bonded, organisms grew, people met, your parents came together so you could be exactly who you are.  That’s the beauty of it all. Were all completely different expressions of beauty; no one is the same. Learn to love yourself including everything you come with; your emotions, your depth, your color, the texture of your hair, the lines and curves which create your silhouette, your story, and you will be beautiful. Acceptance and authenticity is beauty.  

Think about the saying when you look good you feel good. Now, flip it around; when you feel good, you look good. We are flowers; we must be nourished and watered from within to blossom on the outside. The energy of self love is so strong that when a person truly believes they are beautiful everyone else sees and feels it 10 times more. That’s beautiful.

We are art. We must embrace the beauty in us, believe it, flaunt it, enjoy it, dress it up, and love it always. Never be made felt weak or less serious because of it. Beauty is power, influencing, and attracting; divine feminine energy.

Remind yourself daily how beautiful your spirit is.

Remind yourself daily how beautiful your mind is.

Remind yourself daily how beautiful your emotions are.

Remind yourself daily how beautiful your body is.

Remind yourself daily how beautiful your skin is.

Remind yourself daily how beautiful your hair is.

Every morning  say “I am beauty” and believe it.

Nala Asa Shakur

Tyler A. Norman who now goes by Nala Asa Shakur is the CEO of The All Natural as well as the author of Love Starts Here. She’s a multifaceted creator & healer serving through various forms of artistry. Her ways of expression range from being an author, philosopher, model, holistic health guide, creative director, to a Kitchen alchemist . Through her work and her movement, #Naturalisthewaytoglow™, she inspires and assist others with personal growth, self-love, holistic healing, and finding an inner glow.

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