Inner Vs. Outer Beauty | a middle ground.
I rarely take selfies but then the sun was shining making my skin and soul all glowy and gold-ish.
So basically Beauty and I went through 3 stages: the first was an era where my sole occupation was: prove to myself that I'm beautiful (loads of clothes and selfies involved), it was a time where I was empty and broken inside as boredom, shallowness and contradictions ruled.
THEN there has been an era where I got so emerged in feeding my soul, spirit and intellect that I completely neglected what I looked like...I even claimed it stupid to be concerned by such a thing. That resulted in my body getting ill every 2 minutes because I sacrificed its needs for 'achieving' and also in me not recognising my face in the mirror anymore...as if my physical characteristics failed to represent the inner worlds I was devoting my days to build.
And that's when it hit me that I was the one who failed at keeping that connection and balance between my two worlds that had equal rights of my attention and care and now they were speaking different languages.
So lately I've been trying to restore peace, realising that without my body I wouldn't do anything... I know it sounds obvious but it isn't so obvious to live by it when you're too busy trying to accomplish things. I realised that taking care of your health and your outer appearance is not only a duty but a sign of respect and gratitude for what you have.
The trick is in the mindset you do that with; don't overdo it and understand that you don't have to prove anything to the world, nor that you're clever nor that you're beautiful.
So first, determine your OWN definitions of inner and outer beauty. Then ACCORDINGLY, feed your inside and modestly polish your outside with the purposes of respect, gratitude, ever-going growth and expansion of your potential.