So Beautiful

So Beautiful

Seems like people are on a never-ending search for beauty.

I am of no exception. I used to get up early in the morning, go to the gym, then spend a vast amount of time putting on nice makeup, hoping to look “the best” that I could and that someone will think I know something about beauty. Yet I wonder, who actually defines beauty and how is it done after all? What is it, that would be considered beautiful?

The definition of beauty is ever-changing alongside with the world and its values. The 1950s kind of beauty is completely different than that of 2019’s. I cannot really put a finger on what is beautiful to today’s eyes.

Very truly, if we give the right away and let the world tells us what beauty is, then it is passive and can sometimes be painful even. How the world sees beauty can at times be cruel. Going after that is almost like chasing after the wind. That said, it doesn’t mean I will lose hope on having my eyes fixed on what is beautiful. I am still passionate over what I find beautiful. I am 3/8 into my life (don’t ask how I calculated this) already and now I will slow down and smell the roses. I have bowed down to look into my heart, observe her and appreciate her. There is no need to rely on any external additives. We are already individually beautiful masterpieces because we are all made in the image of God.

I remember the first time I stepped into Iceland in 2012, I was totally mesmerised by the immense beauty of it. The awe of natural beauty, immaculate and need no additives or any intellect and human efforts. The world itself is created to perfection by our God! I could sit there all day just looking at scenery and wouldn’t feel bored at all. It was so healing that I felt my inner most being was made well. I wish all ladies can hold tight to “truth” and begin to love the ‘you’ that you see in the mirror everyday. That’s joy!

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23

By Salvina Lung