Every woman knows that they may not be what most would call classically beautiful. What we sometimes forget that is the secret of inner beauty that can be just as captivating as the external appearance. Bright eyes that flicker, smiles that warm your heart and the radiant glow that surrounds them when they walk into the room are part of mastering the secret of creating inner beauty. When a woman has mastered the secret art of inner beauty they can fill a room with a welcoming glow. The best part of inner beauty is the fact that unlike our outward appearance, inner beauty does not wrinkle, gray or diminish with age. It only radiates stronger as you cultivate it.
There are a few secrets to cultivating this inner beauty. Just like a garden, it needs to be cared for and nurtured. Sometimes even a weed or two will pop up that needs to be removed. Knowing what your strengths are is the key to cultivating your inner beauty garden. Each woman has certain natural inner gifts from having the patience of a saint to being able to motivate and spur on those around her. Focus on that gift and help it grow stronger.
Those who have mastered the art of inner beauty also know that selflessness is the key. Sincere compliments and encouragement towards others around you will fertilize your inner garden. As a woman one of your natural gifts is that maternal compassion. Cultivating that gift by giving kind attention to those whom you meet daily will increase that warm glow. When you exercise and stretch that maternal compassion to even those people you don't know, the blossoms in your own garden will bloom into an amazing array of colors.
The secret art of inner beauty is seldom talked about as the world about us tends to focus on outward beauty. Outward beauty will fade with time, but the inner beauty will only outshine itself the more it is cultivated. A woman who can easily, through practiced effort, praise and respect all whom she meets is more beautiful than the one who looks to criticize others. When you put someone else down only reveals that a woman is dependent upon her outward appearance to judge beauty on. Someone once said that “A woman's beauty shines with age”.
The beauty that this refers to is that the outward beauty of a woman is a direct reflection of her inner beauty.
Commercialism pushes the idea of outward beauty, but the most beautiful woman in the world are those who have fanned the embers of their spirit to have the flames of love, the flames of hope, the flames of compassion, the flames of courage and most importantly, the flame of a pure heart. These flames are truly the source of the radiant glow which will enable a woman to outshine any outwardly beautiful woman.
This inner beauty cannot be bought with money; it has to be cultivated with time. Just like the planting of a seed, it needs watering, sunshine, and weeding to grow into the amazing flower it was destined to be. Every woman can be beautiful. It begins with cultivating with your own inner beauty.
This post was contributed by Dr. Carla Goddard
Dr. Carla Goddard (Sacred Soul Shaman) draws upon the energetic flow of life to share with people how to heal their own souls, how to find the flow of energy in their own life, and how to have profound shifts in awareness. She ignites the Sacred Fire within to nourish the Soul through the Eternal flames of Love. For more information visit her on Facebook at SacredSoulShaman or by visiting her blog at www.ashiramedicinewoman.blogspot.com.
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