The modern world has changed our relationship to many things. But one such thing that has become incredibly distorted is the modern idea of beauty.
Whereas throughout history beauty has been seen as something that has applied to all forms of art and literature, the modern understanding of beauty is oftentimes limited to the physical.
And as a result of modern media, the physical expectations for beauty have become increasingly skewed and one dimensional. This is a problem because everyone wants to feel they are beautiful in some way, and when the standards become so difficult to keep up with, a large percentage of people are going to feel bad about themselves.
That’s why, whenever an idea such as beauty becomes distorted, it’s important to take a look back at what it truly means.
So without further ado;
Here are 27 quotes about beauty to boost your self-esteem.
Beauty is not something that is always seen.
We have often wondered from where beauty arises. Does it come from the objects themselves, from the thing that perceives them, or the relationship between the two?
Beauty is intricately tied to truth.
There is something that is attractive about both truth and beauty. We find honest people endearing, and we shun those who lie.
Beauty can mean many different things for many different people.
Beauty is to some degree subjective, and it’s important that we don’t take everyone else’s opinion at face value. We should look to discover what we find truly beautiful, whether that be in art, in people, or in nature.
“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.”
Beauty doesn’t have to be superficial.
It’s a good thing for everyone when we move past superficial ideas of beauty. It makes the world a more interesting and diverse place, and it means we can relieve some of the tension that goes along with high expectations in our society.
Beauty can be found in unexpected places.
Often beauty comes from the things we least expect. It may not be as clean cut or a clear reflection of a stereotype we have, but it can be just as beautiful nonetheless.
Beauty can be found in silence and spirituality
If we consider that beauty emerges from a relationship that we may have with the world around us, then spirituality may be the place from which we forge this relationship. Whether you’re a firm believer in god or a strict materialist, you can still find beauty in the relationship you have to the grand and mysterious universe around you.