ASK ANDREA – Sunday Sermon from the Hello Beautiful Ladies Church of Inner Beauty
ASK ANDREA – WHAT IS INNER BEAUTY AND HOW DO I REALIZE MY INNER BEAUTY
It seems so much of the focus these days is on physical beauty. The press, the media, movies, modeling, it all seems to promote outer beauty. Why do we focus so much on outer beauty when we all know that our looks will fade but what we have developed inside will always be there. The increase in plastic surgery in incredible, do we really need to alter our outer self to find our inner self? We all have inner beauty, it’s our inner beauty that radiates and shines in our face and make our eyes twinkle and sparkle when we smile and laugh. Inner beauty is profoundly more important than physical beauty. It’s something that you must nurture and cherish, and something that plays a huge role in building up your sense of self-esteem.
When you work on your inner beauty, your self-confidence seems to miraculously improve as well!
ASK ANDREA HAS TEN TIPS TO HELP YOU FIND AND NURTURE YOUR INNER BEAUTY:
1. Make an “I Love Me” list. This is a powerful tool to help you discover your inner beauty. Write down all of your good qualities that don’t relate to something physical. Are you sweet, kind, loving, generous, sincere, giving, thoughtful, helpful, courteous, Love animals and children? These attributes are related to your inner beauty. The process of writing your strengths down gives you tangible evidence of your great inner qualities that you may not have realized before. What do your friends say your good qualities are? What do they see in you that you don’t see in yourself? Learn to accept compliments graciously, say thank you and smile, don’t poo poo a sincere compliment that tells the other person they are wrong and their opinion doesn’t matter.
2. Surround yourself with people who have and exhibit the inner qualities you admire. Of course, they may also have physical beauty, but the reason you’re drawn to them is that they’re caring, loving, gentle, or otherwise admirable because of their inner qualities. When you surround yourself with these kinds of people, your own inner beauty tends to shine through also. They may even point out your inner beauty to you. People like this look beyond the outer shell and focus on what’s important inside.
3. Cultivate your inner beauty.Most of us know how to take care of our physical beauty: we get our nails and hair done, we stay in shape, buy new clothes, and so on. Taking care of the inside isn’t something we pay attention to. Remember when you discover and improve your inner beauty, physical beauty follows. Think about a time when you’ve met someone and weren’t attracted to their physical beauty at first, but after you got to know them and saw their inner beauty, they began to be more physically attractive. What can you do to bring out your inner beauty? It’s simple: Be real! Be authentic! Be yourself! Show beautiful qualities like compassion, love, and patience, and practice them daily. People know when you are being real and authentic so don’t be fake be sincere.
4. Avoid negative people and talk. Gossip and negative comments about others breeds more negativity within you. Instead, focus on the good in people. This will help you cultivate and develop your own inner beauty, too. Focusing on the positive qualities of others brings out the best in you. You’ll also find that you’ll attract positive people because they enjoy being around you. Inner Beauty comes from within. It is a state of experiencing the wholeness of your human being in harmony and balance in the present moment. We experience our inner beauty when we are aligned with our life’s purpose, our passion, our true heart’s desire and with our whole self. People who are attuned to their inner beauty exude a vibrant presence that feels uplifting and energizing. Their inner state brings forth a sense of pleasure and contentment in others.