There is always more to everything that meets the eye. This proverb beauty is in the eye of beholder is very famous among all. It actually means that one can see beauty in everything if he wants to.
This proverb is being used from 3 century BC by Greeks. It has undergone many transitions and used by different authors with the passage of time but it was used in its current form by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford in her book ‘Molly Baron’ which was released in 1878.
Beauty is an abstract notion. It cannot be quantified. What is found beautiful by one person might not be attractive to another.
If a person seeks out beauty, he can find beauty in everything; he can find beauty in everything. Beauty is not just about the external appearance and the looks but it is about the soul of a person.
The difference between beautiful and pretty or handsome is that the words pretty and handsome are more concerned with the external beauty of a person.
But when a person is called beautiful, it is about the inner and external appearance as well. What matters is your heart.
On your funeral, you will not be remembered as the one who had an expensive couch and Ralph Lauren sandals. But you will be remembered by the deeds you have done, the way you have touched hearts and your relationships with others.
What meets the eye is only external beauty which is materialistic in nature. Materialism will never take you anywhere but your feelings surely will give you experience to remember and cherish forever.
Beauty is enjoyed and loved wherever it’s tendrils spread to. But humans these days seem to enjoy only external beauty. They pay no heed to the inner beauty of a person.
This is the reason we see so many couples together but not in love. Similarly, there are so many couples in love but not together because they can’t sum to accept the beauty of commitment.
This is why all of us remain locked in loveless relationship. There are a lot many beautiful things in the world. Beauty is what gives us happiness, relief and distresses our mind from all the tension.
A relaxing sleep is the most beautiful thing ever because it relaxes you and rejuvenates you.
The moment when the first ray of sunlight strikes your eyes, that is a beautiful moment meant to be trapped but cannot be.
The beauty of the nature is meant to be reminisced and kept in the heart forever. It is the beautiful things which keep the Earth going.
We are all surrounded by bad things all around us. Deaths, rapes, murder, kidnappings, and accidents, mishaps: – all these things dampen our spirit and our soul. But the presence of beautiful things around us help us to heal and gives us reason to get up and work.
The love of a pious relationship is beautiful. The bond between a mother and her children is beautiful. The sisterhood or brotherhood that two sisters or brothers share is beautiful.
Friendship without any malice is beautiful and meant to be cherished over. Basically, all relationships that are filled with love and affection provide you happiness.
The beauty of life is in the way we take things around us. We should have an optimistic outlook towards life and we should learn to enjoy every part of it.
What is the use to live if you are not living your life to the hilt? We should be able to accept that whatever happens around us has a reason to happen.
Obstacles and hurdles only help you learn necessary skills in life. Learn to find beauty in small things. It might be a beautiful flower or a row of ants working hard to have their food.
Something that gives you happiness is a thing of beauty. But that experience might not always be something big. Something petty or something small, it might be anything.
Something on the surface might look beautiful but on the inside it may turn to be obnoxious and detrimental to your well being.
But something might look bad on the first look but after scrutinization, we may learn that there is more to the untold story which is actually very beautiful and captivating.
As we say, don’t judge a book by its cover. At the first glance, you should not judge what is inside. You never know what is going on inside the head of a person.
We have often heard that looks are deceptive. But still people tend to fall for them. The nature of a person is what really matters.
Because after years, you won’t see their flawless skin. Both of you would be married with diseases and your skin will be wrinkled with creases.
But you will still find love in that moment. Looks flowed but your trend will remain unflawed. This is the beauty of a pure relationship.
After a point of time, physical appearance does not matter and never will. You do not remember Gandhiji but you do remember him for the work he did for our country.
There are many other people from whom we can take inspiration like Sachin Tendulkar, Maria sharapova, Sania Nehwal etc. they were not roped in their respective teams for their internal appearance but they represented their respective teams for their skills.
The living example of this proverb is Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. He worked and gained reputation in an industry which worships your looks. When he first came to the screen, he was tagged as lanky, ugly and the worst actor.
In those times, his baritone voice becomes a curse for him. But look where he is today. He is known for his talent and acting skills, not for his looks.
So, I would like to conclude by saying that we should understand the concept of real beauty. Only then we will be able to experience what is truly beautiful and what is not.