Tuesday 8 April 2014

What is Beauty ?

One day my daughter thought of assisting me in gardening as she loves that work. My daughter enjoyed watching different butterflies and the flowers; I taught her how to sow a seed, and we dug up the soil. Suddenly a caterpillar came out of the ground, slowly crept under a leaf, and started eating it. My daughter was observing it with surprise as she saw a caterpillar for the first time. I thought she would be afraid, but to my amazement, she told me, "I like that creature, ma. Isn't it beautiful? Can I be a friend with it? I want to take it home and play with it."

At that moment, my mind was boggled with hundreds of questions like...

What defines beauty
What is BEAUTY?

The things we may like may not be liked by others, and it is well said that "Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it "– Confucius.

 How do we define beauty? Things which are suitable to look at, a pretty face, someone's stunning attire, those who are wealthy, items with vibrant colors...Is this natural beauty? These characteristics can only attract people's attention. We always adore and sometimes judge Everything and everyone by their appearance. True beauty is not that pleases our eyes, but it is that which touches our soul and heart. A person's actions and qualities make one beautiful. The outer beauty can be embellished by using cosmetics and feature correction techniques available these days, but the inner beauty of the heart is pure and is one's real beauty.

The famous fairy tale "The Beauty and the Beast" teaches us a crucial aspect of life. The princess always cherished a charming prince but ended up choosing the beast as a life partner because he had a kind and loving heart and mainly because Beautiful people are not always good, but good people are always beautiful.

Rafflesia Arnoldii
Rafflesia Arnoldii(World's Largest Flower)

By this, I remember a pretty unusual flower. If I ask you to imagine a flower, the first features which come up in mind are the vibrant colors and the mesmerizing fragrance, but if I say all flowers do not possess these features. “Rafflesia Arnorldii” is a flower with a powerful and horrible

odor of decaying fish. However, it is still famous for being the largest flower in the world, and that's what makes it essential. Likewise, every living thing in this world has its own specialties, and nobody can replace them. Though the Rafflesia flower cannot give fragrance, it has its specialty. The characteristics one has are one’s own assets, we can pretend to be like someone, but in real life, everyone is unique and beautiful.

Lastly, I would say that we should feel proud to be what we are as we all are unique creations of God with one thing in common: a pure heart. Tell me what beauty really means to you by giving your comments.

@ Meenal

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  1. This blog is itself a beauty ��

  2. What I find most beautiful in the world is child's innocence. :)

    1. Very aptly said Ravish Mani, nothing can beat child's innocence. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. So well presented Meena. Nice post.

  4. the simplicity of the things mentioned in ur post make it beautiful! :)

    1. Yes Megha, simplicity makes things beautiful.

  5. everyone is important , beautiful thoughts

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  6. Beautifully expressed.
    the caterpillar does turn into a beautiful butterfly later :)
    I love this line- "Beautiful people are not always good but good people are always beautiful."

    1. Every little thing in this world is beautiful,all depends on how we look at them.
      Thanks Anita for appreciating.


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