Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cultivate Inner Beauty

I was watching this TVB drama on television, 无头东宫 which directly translated from Headless Empress, or Love is Beautiful, as it is so named. It reminded me of  this verse from the Bible that goes like this.

1 Peter 3:1-6 (The Message)
1-4 The same goes for you wives: Be good wives to your husbands, responsive to their needs. There are husbands who, indifferent as they are to any words about God, will be captivated by your life of holy beauty. What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition.

4-6 Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in.
It led me to thinking, why are women chasing after all the cosmetics, hairstyles and jewelry out there?

Books like "Confessions of a Shopaholic" reveals to us how imminent this is happening in our world.

Females (and males as well) are susceptible to the lure of the media and the promotions that is going on around us. We buy, buy, buy. And end up with a whole lot of stuff (I am a very good example, and I know the outcome of it!).

There should be a balance of knowing where & when to stop.

On my trip to South Korea, the icy snow surrounds helped me disassociate from the outer world ... helping me wean me off some of my "shopaholic" cravings. It felt good.. such a good release...

Hence, this is a reminder to the women (and men) out there: Clothes, Makeup and Jewelry do not define who we are.

Our personality does. So build & cultivate your inner beauty. Your dreams. Your personality. Your spirit. For in the end, that is what counts.

2 comments:

Lavender said...

Thanks for the reminder that God sees what is inside.

CY said...

Of course it's easier said than done.

It's a long road- but we must never forget who we are.

And never give up for anything which is less than what we actually want.

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin