what is a beUtiful body?
Published: 05-11-2012 - Last Edited: 16-11-2022
Our quest for a beautiful body feels like a never ending pursuit, and it seems the more we work hard at this the further away we feel from our true beauty, at least this is what we see when we look through our critical eyes. Its rather ironic don’t you think that the harder we work and the more we struggle to create the ideal body we cannot help but negatively judge and compare ourselves to our idea of THE perfect body which, of course, in ultimate reality doesn’t exist. It is no wonder that we never get to it and feel the fabulousness that we crave, no matter how little we eat, how much we exercise or how many creams we slap on, we just never feel like we are there, wherever we have defined ‘there’ to be.
We have this rigid idea detailing what is desirable, what size we should be, our hair colour, our height, we struggle as we battle with ourselves to get our body into that one size, usually size zero, fits all definition of beauty and an attractive body. The problem is it’s just so limiting, this fixed idea cannot possibly accommodate the sheer diversity and uniqueness that each of us is blessed with. We trap ourselves into this external search for our beautiful body and it feels so uncomfortable and bloody hard work because we are trying to get to something that isn’t in harmony with who we really are.
You see there can be no set guidelines, measurements or characteristics that define beauty, its an impossibility that there are a physical set of parameters that satisfy the beauty equation so perfectly that it is nailed down to a critical BMI value! There is, however, a requirement, and its a very simple one which doesn’t take endless hours of struggle, nipping or tucking. It is to, quite simply, Be You.
When being You is your focus you make a 180 degree turn on the external quest for beauty and instead your attention focuses inward. With a gentle gaze upon yourself instead of the negative comparisons and judgements that come from external focus something rather wonderful happens, there is a gradual releasing of the tension, a letting go of struggle and stress, we lighten up on ourselves, figuratively and literally. Find enough stillness to face You and in time you will begin to see your beauty, whats more important you will be instinctively drawn to the perfect mix of foods, supplements, and exercise that feel good for you and this effortlessly moves your toward your own beautiful body.
Without the stress and frustration, criticism and judgement your body makes its own way to your most natural state, and this is one of complete wellbeing. It begins to thrive and that light feeling flows into every area of your body, even your hips! Your body enjoys this freedom to just be itself and as it does it forms the most beautiful representation of the reality which is You, and this is true beauty.
There is a certain air of confidence that glows from a woman who has this sussed already, its that little thing that you cant seem to put your finger on why you are so mesmerized by her, she just seems to have something, yes she looks great, but she just oozes an inner attraction that keeps your attention. This is the woman that has tapped into her own well of beauty and allowed it to blossom into a fabulous body and state of being. I assure you, this woman isn’t stressing herself silly over the latest diet craze or hottest size skinny jeans that everyone must fit in to! She is in her body and loving it and as a result her body just gets better and better and is beautiful.
A beautiful body is your body, your own unique and exclusive expression of beauty and fabulousness, we find this when we take a journey inward to our true inner self for this is the source of our truest beauty, our work is only to become transparent, allowing this source of beauty to express itself clearly through the subtle layers of our being into our physical body.
Your beauty is in being You and this is BeUtiful. We just need to clear this path from obstructions and negativity allowing our light and beauty to radiate our entire body. So you see, you are already BeUtiful, right this second, it would be impossible for you to be anything else because who-you-really-are, whether you know it or not, is BeUtiful.
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