Beauty is… personal. What I say has beauty, you may not agree. Beauty is usually associated with balance, harmony, flow, naturalness. When I say a person is beautiful, that may mean they are attractive and pleasant to look at, or, it may mean they are kind, genuine, whole and friendly. Where is beauty? Some say it is in the eye of the beholder, meaning that it is in the interpretation of what is experienced.
I once saw a poster that used a made up word like this, be-you-tiful. Isn’t that just the most brilliant? I love it. It says, to me, that when you be yourself, fully yourself, you are the most beautiful you can be. It says that every person has a most beautiful self (Self) that is hidden when I don’t believe in my Self, that magnificent being inside of all of us. Be-you-tiful. Willing to give it a try?
How is it that most people can agree on what is beautiful. Mountains, the colour of the leaves in Autumn, a child, a grandparent, a candle, snow on Christmas eve. One theory has it that beauty is an expression of the Creator and since we too are such expressions, we somehow recognize ourSelves. One book states that the existence of beauty and how universal it seems to be is proof that there is a Creator. Wow.
One of the first books I recall reading was entitled, Black Beauty, about an amazing stallion and a boy. That the stallion was beautiful was evident in many ways. His colour was pure black, not a hint of any other. He was powerful and still a bit wild, a free spirit, plus the stallion was kind and protective of the boy. Quite a list of attributes that say beauty. Using this list of the attributes of a beauty, how many beauties do you know?
When something is called a beauty it is deemed to be good example of that thing, worthy of a wow. This applies to a punch, a horse, a flower and an idea. When I say you are such a beauty the reasons might include that you are easy to be around, I gain and it is always pleasant when being with you. I feel included. When we are our be-you-tiful selves most people would refer to us as a beauty. So, be-you-ty.