Although most identify their looks as average in a Hollywood-highlighted, magazine-modeled America, vanity runs rampant, causing most to question their physical magnificence. Being the ugly duckling is congruent with feeling ordinary. Many resonate with Janis Ian’s lyrics, “I learned the truth at seventeen, that love was meant for beauty queens,” imagining that relationships are achieved and gender attracted by appearances. Equating physical beauty to accessing love brings fantasies and fairy tales to life. The “Plain Jane” population struggles along a path of feeling inadequate, unspectacular, and average.
Subjective opinion about what constitutes beauty culturally increases the perpetuation of misconceptions of finite truth. Combine feeling ugly with self-loathing by slim self-confidence, lack of unconditional love, and an increased waist size, and a lifetime story of being “ordinary” commences. Gravity towards physical beauty weighs down the masses whose internal attractiveness sits dormant, unrecognized, and inaccessible. Altering these perceptions initiates healthy healing and inner and outer beauty emerges.
When beauty sits within the vision we have of ourselves, it occupies all crevices of our being. Knowing one’s true inner beauty deletes a “Plain Jane” mentality and magnifies the heart’s radiance. Accessing the recesses of self-love restores our well-being and vanity vanishes. Therefore, beauty is no longer the beast of burden that beautifies the world, but a self-held belief that occupies the soul. Knowing one’s internal and external beauty is the source of love, the access to the extraordinary, and the ticket to vanity vanishing. Get the “Golden Ticket” of true beauty, the one that glows within forever.
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