Thursday, January 17, 2013

How to be Beautiful

Every woman longs to be beautiful, and while some beauty is certainly external and subject to personal preference, the most important and lasting kind of beauty comes from within.

Rachel Zawila offers some great tips on how to have an interior beauty that can't help but be reflected on the outside in this article from St. Anthony Messenger: True Beauty Lies Within

Zawila writes: “Every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit” (Mt 7:17–18). Matthew was on to something. In these days of fast fixes, our society jumps at any lotion or potion that promises smoother skin and shinier hair in an instant. 

But those quick cures are just that—temporary. The long-lasting glow you’re going for isn’t found in any bottle; it lies inside of you.

Your body is a mirror to your mind and soul: what you’re feeling on the inside is reflected externally. We all know the effects lack of sleep, stress, or anxiety can have on our bodies. Studies routinely link high levels of stress to dullness and dryness of skin and hair, wrinkles, and lethargy. But the opposite is also true. A calm and peaceful mind and spirit radiate outward in the form of dewy skin, sparkling eyes, and higher levels of energy.

Who we are is an intricate system of mind, body, and spirit. When all are rooted firmly in faith and nurtured with care, the tangible results are bound to be good.

Please read the full article here (which includes Zawila's tips for achieving this beauty): True Beauty Lies Within.

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