The Mirror of Beauty

The investigation of the human mind has marked every inch of success but the art of drawing parallels with what beauty is, remains a big mystery. For some philosophers, beauty is the level of attraction and admiration triggered by an observer. But it is said that the same beauty does not affect everyone in the same way. This varies dramatically. Some people think thank you for defining it as a level of perfection, but perfection in one field may not appeal to the observer. So beauty is very difficult to explain fully, but it can be said that it is a comparison game. Suppose there is only one woman in the world, now the question is whether she is beautiful or not. The answer is clear that you can’t say anything because you don’t have another woman to compare.

But sailing outside the ocean of imagination, people realize that there are factors that determine the level of beauty, namely personal dictionaries, which translate humans and determine the level of beauty. The sacred words of human history will emanate from the strong winds of truth and will strongly state that Juliet is a goddess to a Romeo, a god to herself and the rest, dust particles. Heer for ranjha is enough, and he for him, to live their entire lives together with love straws. But remember, if all world lovers in the world are invited to a party to ask who among all the most beautiful, they will certainly brand the claim of beauty in the hearts and souls of their loved ones who are indeed not theirs. narrow mind but the natural fact that ‘beauty lies in the eye of the beholder’.

One day a great historian whispered in my ear a story …
‘Once upon a time there was a king who loved beauty so much that he called the most loyal and loyal Negro slave and ordered him to go from east to west and from north to south and pick him up as a model of beauty so that the two moons would not rise with such splendor, ocean oysters will not give birth to pearls that are so beautiful; no woman of heaven will look so charming, beauty preachers will not be able to give such an enchanting example, no artist who will create a portrait that blows such thoughts or a poet from the depths of his imagination will not be able to arrange it that way. mesmerizing verse; no dove that will have a pinion soaring is so extraordinary that Aphrodite will mark such an advantage. And if I tell him that he is the most beautiful spirit that God has ever created, then the claimant of beauty should say: ‘we are like lumps of coal in the mine and he is a diamond among us.’ So, go away my man whose crown of faith is faithful, on his shoulders the stars believe to shine and on his chest the medal of obedience must be stamped. Go and show me the beauty that must be praised and witnessed by twinkling stars. ‘

The Negro waiter bowed and left calmly to the summit from where the sun pierced his glowing fingers into the dark curtains of the night, from where Shakespeare and Shelley enjoyed inspiring drinks, from which the portrait of Mona Liza was discovered and from which the moon extracted its sparkling light; and thus he went through the plains to the mountains, through the valleys into the desert, through unexpected care to heavenly cities and through every inch of this world where life seemed to breathe.

After tireless efforts, he went to the king, giving him what looked like a goddess of beauty for him, his Negro daughter. Hearing this, the king asked,
‘Don’t you find a soul that is more beautiful than this?’

He paused for a moment, then raised his head and said:
‘Your Majesty, my blood will rain on you if I speak but the truth is. You asked me to bring Aphrodite but I brought my Negro daughter; the reason is my loyalty. Your Majesty, for you the black skin may look like coal in the dark, but to me it’s as beautiful as a red rose or a diamond. For you, her dry hair might look like a witch from an old myth that dances in the forest, but for me her hair is like a curtain of heaven. For you, wrinkled hands may look like a lonely landscape from this country, but to me they look like gods, to overcome the fate of the world in them has sketched lines on it. For you, his eyes may look like angels when the tangible eyes are successful but to me success. For you, his wide nose might look like an unexpected cavernous dark stone, but to me it was no less than Noah’s Ark. Therefore, Your Majesty, my obedience and loyalty to you forced me to bring my daughter to you. “

Then the historian smiled and said, ‘Yes! Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. ‘

In an effort to define and explain beauty, two schools of thought have emerged so far. One states the importance of inner beauty and the other teaches pleasure presented by worldly beauty. But in reality all the beautiful things are not always good, charming and attractive but all the good and right things are always beautiful. Therefore, said Keats:

Beauty is truth, truth of truth,
That’s all you know on earth
And all you need to know. ‘

The school of thought preaching inner beauty bears these words in the preface to the textbook:

‘The history is clear that the world has given birth to many worldly beauties that can only help quench people’s thirst and wake up wild animals in them. Many beauties passed without notice, but the beauty of the soul and conscience had claimed victory over the hearts of millions of people and marked its eternal existence. People who are blessed with the purity of the soul, the honesty of their conscience, the goodness of their deeds and the firmness of their faith have succeeded in scratching their names on the forehead of this earth and leading their nation to the roar of glory. And thus they are still breathing in the hearts of many humans. No one asked whether Aristotle was handsome or not, whether Alexander was tall or not and whether Anarkali was buried alive on the wall posing like a queen or not. People don’t ask questions like that, but everyone asks how they rise to success inch by inch. The open secret of their success, in fact, is their character, behavior, determination, enthusiasm and enthusiasm that contribute to their inner success and beauty. ‘

On the contrary, the school of thought that teaches worldly beauty is thanking God for these words:

‘Alhamdulillah, because You have blessed us beautiful beauties, whose gaze ignores the fatigue throughout our day, whose heart may prove to be a place of eternal peace for our souls, whose views remind us of your Excellence. Thank God, you have bestowed on us a beautiful beauty, a desire to achieve it, which proves the fuel source for our body, mind and spirit. This beauty has graced this scary and worthless world; and it comforts us when we are confined in cells of gloom, worry and misfortune. Oh, my God! What a beauty you have blessed us with is the source of life in this frightening world. ‘

In fact, since the creation of this universe, beauty has been ignored and the stigma of weakness has been marked on his forehead. Beauty seems to be a symbol of nothing but a rubbing machine. Those who live in this world have been completely wrong in understanding true beauty. When the beauty of governing his crown is lost, these mortal beings will see with their eyes open and feel the smell of the truth that worldly beauty is only a mirage. All praise is to God, who gives us this commendable inner beauty that indeed enables humans to ignite the fire of love even in darkness. And, therefore, we must stop praising beauty alone. We must also praise the creator, the LORD Almighty.

NAVEED AHMED CHANDIO, Someone with ties to tie. Fuel thinks for him is love, beauty, and inner rebellion. Most of the time, he prefers to let things happen because the beauty of life still has reasons to be fulfilled. He is a student of Nature who is quite good and feels proud of it. Ignorance, cruelty, trachery and hatred are some of the things he never likes or maybe he never realized. Naveed Chandio lives in Karachi, Pakistan.

The Pursuit of Beauty

During my trip to Manhattan on an Express Bus one morning, I got a friend and enjoyed reading the March issue of Allure magazine. I began by reading the Letter from Editor Linda Wells and found this striking phrase, “the search for beauty”. Linda explained this phenomenon was very similar to the pursuit of American Dream. This is “the right to determine and improve ourselves that is essential, psychologically and physically … that transcends gender, class, race, age and sexual orientation.” I thought, “This is true!” What people today don’t want to be and feel beautiful? There is no doubt, that we as humans are very sensitive to our physical appearance and will do everything we can to get or maintain our personal beauty. Our insatiable need for all things “beauty” proves that we are all in full pursuit and so sorry.

According to dictionary.com, beauty is “the quality that is in something or someone who gives intense pleasure or gives deep satisfaction to the mind.” This emotional bond with pleasure explains why beauty plays a very important role in our lives. We cannot help ourselves in the presence of things or people who call our sensitivity. Physical beauty, although about tastes and opinions is also characterized by people’s views. In most cultures, the existence of symmetry or balance is a determinant of beauty because it shows the absence of “defects” or “defects”. Face balance, skin color, body shape and size, and youth are the standard of beauty. However, the characterization of beauty cannot be understood without also realizing that beauty has another side – beauty that is not so physical, but metaphysical (a more intangible element). We cannot immediately see or touch it, but its presence cannot be denied. With that, we cannot rule out psychological factors such as personality, intelligence, politeness, elegance, or charisma as a determining factor in recognizing beauty.

When I researched more about this beauty hobby, I found some very interesting findings. To my surprise, (ok maybe not so surprised) researchers have found that having physical attraction can be very influential in a person’s life. Someone who is considered beautiful is likely to get a higher grade, receive better care from their doctor, receive a lighter prison sentence and earn more money. As if we don’t have enough problems in the world today, we now know that uncontrolled factors such as God-given beauty or “shortcomings” are just another social obstacle to add to our list. Whether we admit it or not, and whether we do this consciously or unconsciously, this type of “lookism” has disturbed our society for years and can give a little light to the depth of shallowness in our world today.

This frightening truth certainly influences the way we see ourselves and others. The images we see on tv also determine what we think is beautiful and are the driving force towards this search for perfection. We spend thousands of dollars and insurmountable time shopping online or in malls, buying all kinds of beauty products, making nail, hair, facial and botox appointments, reading fashion magazines and recording what celebrities wear, do and use our favorite. to stay slim, stay young and yes, beautiful.

Don’t forget, that there was a time when all of us were amazed by beautiful models and celebrities, who perfectly walked on the red carpet and flanked the magazine covers easily, or at least that seems. We dream of being them and looking like them, thinking they were born perfectly like that. Thanks to our growing obsession with celebrity life, shameless and countless privacy invasions through TV reality, social networking, and insanity “tell me everything”, we now not only have information and knowledge, but also access to once “the secret “sometimes extreme, physical enhancers.

Make no mistake, “looking for beauty” does not have to mean a trip to a plastic surgeon, nor is it a commodity that is difficult to access only for the rich and famous. We can all be physically beautiful! The multibillion-dollar beauty industry has ensured that we meet every of our beauty needs by bombarding us with a large number of products and services that are directed at making us feel and look younger and prettier. The opportunities and resources available to us are not limited to this department. . We have products that make us look younger, products that make our skin smoother, products that make our stomachs flat, products that make our lips thicker, products that give us fuller hair, products that make our lashes longer and thicker, stylists, eyebrow threaders, makeup artists, fashion trends that change every season, jewelry like earrings, necklaces, tattoos, hats etc. we all use these things to enhance our beauty and personal attractiveness.

But in reality, our search for beauty is not just about exploiting our “sexual capital”. Not only the physical aspects of beauty that make us captivated. We are looking for a combination of visible and invisible – Physical (external) and psychological (mental) because they both flourish with each other. I like a lot of people, believe that true beauty comes from within. Inner beauty in my definition, is an undeniable and profound light that shines from you and into the world. It is your aura, your spirit, the stamp that you left after someone met you for the first time. My father likes to call the intangible spiritual side of our human nature an “inner man” or “woman”. Although this “deep beauty” may be easier for some people than others, this is the initial stage to fulfill this intrinsic desire for physical satisfaction or happiness.

If we can find psychologically the strength and confidence to see ourselves as beautiful no matter what, the world has no choice but to look at us like that. Whatever physical imperfection we think we have can disappear. Having internal beauty is the basis of beauty seeking. However, we know that with age, physical beauty disappears and there are many uncontrollable forces that can easily take or reduce our physical beauty, such as severe accidents or diseases, for example. Inner beauty comes from a deeper place. It flows from your heart and soul and functions as a free component for physical beauty.

So why does this urgency want to be beautiful? What is behind this pursuit? What moves us in the hunt for near perfection? The truth is, pursuing true beauty is the pursuit of happiness – they are one in the same thing. Even though Linda called this pursuit “American”, for me, it was more than that, it could not be denied by humans. Whether it’s physical or psychological enhancement for ourselves, we are all looking for this completeness. This is a call to be someone who is bigger and better than we have ever experienced. It’s about walking out the door every day feeling like sunshine, confident in every step you take. This is a goal, a standard to be established, once achieved, rewarded with lifelong beliefs, self-confidence, pride, grace, calmness and enthusiasm for life.

Therefore we cannot deny that we are in a new era, where beauty and acquisition are no longer a confusing and confusing phenomenon, but an expression of one’s pride and self-esteem. Beauty has now become a lifestyle, and we have learned that physical beauty cannot stand alone, we can only improve it. Only when there is full synergy between physical (outer beauty) and psychological (inner beauty) that works in balance with each other like yin and yang, can we safely say that we have achieved our goal in the search for beauty and beauty. finally happiness.