''Many of us do not take the time to notice and acknowledge how beautiful we are as humans.
We may be great lovers of beauty, seeing it in the people, places, and things around us, while completely
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As a result, we miss the beauty that is closest to us, the beauty we are.
Sometimes we see our beauty in a shallow way, noticing how well we are conforming to social norms, but failing to see the deeper beauty that shines out from within and that will continue to shine regardless of how we measure up to society ideal.
If we can cut through all these obstacles and simply appreciate how beautiful we are, we free up so much energy.
We also become less dependent upon the opinions and feedback of others since we become our own greatest admirers.
It is the heady combination of the divine spirit and the human body that conveys beauty more accurately than anything else.
The best way to keep ourselves in touch with our own beauty is to keep looking deeply into our own souls and opening our eyes to the human being we see in the mirror every day.''
(Daily Om, by Madisyn Taylor)