Beauty is often described as the aesthetic quality of certain physical characteristics that makes these characteristics pleasant to see. These include sunsets, landscapes, beautiful people and artistic works of art. Beauty, along with beauty, is perhaps the most important consideration in aesthetics, one of the key branches of modern philosophy. It is argued that all persons respond to beauty in some way, shape or form. It is through the study and appreciation of beauty that we can better appreciate other things and people in life.
Beauty has been defined by the French as the judgment of beauty surrounding us, on our bodies, inside us and on our environment. In fact, it has been said that the heart is the seat of all pleasure and beauty, for it is where the emotion of love flows. However, the heart must be contented with the nature it finds around it. If there is no good, meaningful and healthy relationship with the one you call home, your inner beauty will surface and be exposed to the world around you.
The two aspects of beauty are not mutually exclusive; rather, they are interdependent. It is from within us, within ourselves, that lies the truth of both inner beauty and outer beauty. It is this truth which makes us realize who we are and what kind of person we want to be. If we only get aware of these two aspects of beauty, we will have an easier time recognizing the beauty around us and appreciate its goodness without being hindered by its ugliness. It is from within that we will discover the goodness of others and their good heart.
To have an awareness of the goodness of others will also enable us to share beauty with others. As a result, we will feel a kind of contagious bond when we are near others, because we feel that we have touched their heart. And this is a very good feeling indeed.
Let me explain something to you. Beauty is not just about physical appearance; it is about the inner beauty that surrounds us and makes us feel whole inside. When we are complete, when our inner beauty is at its best, then we look beautiful. No one can rob us of our inner beauty. And if anyone tries to do so, he/she will be robbing us of our beauty, of our dignity.
But to find inner beauty, we need to discover our true self. Only then will we get to the heart of beauty. Only then will we know what beauty is. Only then will we feel and see beauty. Only then will we truly understand beauty’s goodness.