Our culture has turned the word beauty or beautiful into a narrowly defined idea or definition of what are desirable looks. All that doesn't fit into our concept of what is beautiful is then defined as ugly or unattractive. The real truth is that beauty shows up in a multitude of body shapes, sizes, facial features, skin and hair colors. We need to learn to widen our vision of beauty - how we define the exquisite & unique characteristics found in every person. It takes time to stop, notice and make conscious a new experience even of those we look at every day. We tend to move too quickly to allow for this awareness.
We are surrounded by people who defy the cultural definition of beauty, and, stand inside themselves with confidence and pride. They feel their own sense of attractiveness & value. These people offer us wider vistas of attractiveness to consider.
Find the courage to call out your widening vision of beauty and remember to include yourself in your vista!
Just some thoughts (Nomi).