Inner beauty is important because as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” It is all in you. Your desired grace and elegance come from within. The healthy living blogging community writes about their lifestyles filled with inner beauty on a daily basis. All of these women took different paths to find their charm and positive outlook.
I asked the lovely bloggers: How did you find your own inner beauty? What does it mean to you and how do you share it with the world?
“There is a metaphor in Buddhist philosophy called Indra’s Net where a web of jewels reflecting back into one another symbolizes the interconnectedness of everything in the world. I think this concept applies for me to inner beauty. Inner beauty shines brightest when it is reflected back at us from the web of life in our relationships to others, actions and interactions. It might be hard to see inner beauty when sitting alone in a dark room, but through kindness to others, inner beauty is both felt and seen.” – Kath, Kath Eats Real Food
Kath blogs about eating real food, hence the blog title, Kath Eats Real Food. Kath is a registered dietician and includes an abundance of recipes in her blog posts. She writes about her daily thoughts and nutrition. Check it out: http://www.KathEats.com/
“To me, inner beauty is thinking about making others happy, not just yourself. Whether it be with a smile, a listening ear, or a simple compliment, how you treat others matters more than you think. I try to remind myself of this every day. – Anne, Fannetastic Food
Anne writes about food and fitness on her blog, Fannetastic Food. Her blog provides entertainment, encouragement, training tips and recipes. Check it out. http://www.fannetasticfood.com/
“I think recognizing our inner beauty is extremely important. Doing something I love – running the OperationBeautiful.com site – has helped me realize how we are all unique and wonderful. I think the fastest way to discuss your own inner beauty is to listen to and try to help others through volunteering or random acts of kindness.” – Caitlin, Healthy Tipping Point
Caitlin is blogs about maintaining a healthy life balance on Healthy Tipping Point. She shares life advice, positive inspiration, nutritious recipes and fitness tips. Check it out. http://www.healthytippingpoint.com/
“I found my own inner beauty by going back to school and discovering that I had some great talents that I had yet to discover or develop. Being able to change my field of work to something that I absolutely love has given me so much confidence and gratitude. To me, inner beauty is feeling accomplished and valuable for the things that you create with your mind and heart, whether that is a professional achievement or a successful personal relationship.” -Emily, Daily Garnish
Emily is the blogger behind Daily Garnish. She includes fitness, health and running advice as well as vegetarian recipes and cooking tips on her blog. Daily Garnish inspires an active lifestyle. Check it out. http://www.dailygarnish.com/
“I found my own inner beauty when I let go of fear and doubt, and started to live a life full of gratitude, encouragement, and love. When you focus on loving and supporting others, you begin to feel peaceful and joyous within yourself. And that’s a beautiful thing.” – Dorry, Living with Healthy Hunger
Dorry documents her healthy living adventures on her blog. She inspires with goals, fitness and nutrition information. Check it out. http://livingwithhealthyhunger.com/.
The healthy living blogging community is a powerful source of positive motivation to live a healthy life and find your inner beauty. You deserve the best of life, and you have to look no further than inside yourself to discover it.
Inner Beauty on a Daily Basis
Apply at least one point of advice a day and reap the reward – a better quality of life and your best self.
- Read a healthy living blog entry daily. Check out one of the blogs listed above and find one that interests you. Visit the blog daily for motivation and inspiration. It will provide you with a plethora of exercise, nutrition and life advice. Make use of this free resource and start your day off right.
- Keep a “quote journal.” Add a positive quote to this journal on a daily basis. Write a little note about how it reflects your life in a positive light. Look through the quotes for a daily dose of strength, confidence and happiness. Need quotes? Check out Tiny Buddha.
- Look in the mirror and say one positive statement about yourself. It might sound silly, but it is a vocal confirmation with yourself. You deserve to be a confident and strong woman, so remind yourself of this daily. “I love my long, brown hair.” “I am a friendly and approachable person.” Praise yourself for your wonderful and admirable qualities.
When you find your inner beauty, share it with the world because as Marianne Williams said, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
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