What is Beauty?
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Maryanne Williamson
I would define beauty as a light. You may not see where I’m coming from so let me elaborate. Beauty is so much more than make-up and popular clothing. After make-up is removed and those clothes have shrunk, what do girls have? Heart. Beauty is from the heart. What is on the inside is what is left. There is no masking that. Cherishing your body for the way God intended it to be is what is beautiful. Appreciating your freckles, curves, scars, and other attributes is what shows your true beauty. Being a light to this world will impact someone way more than looking good in skinny jeans.
1 Peter 3:3-4
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Song of Solomon 4:7
You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no blemish in you.