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10.1.1 True Beauty Is an Inner Phenomenon


True beauty is an inner phenomenon. How we feel about ourselves is the primary cause of beauty. The mental attitude that we have about ourselves shapes our individual expression of beauty. Real beauty reflects our own inner connection to the substratum of all creation, our true nature, Consciousness.
Each person has a natural beauty that results fro this connection. When developed, this inner connection, which is the result of knowing your real nature, shines forth naturally to all beings. This kind of beauty is not dependent on the health of the physical body or its shape. It is a secondary effect of inner peace and contentment. This kind of beauty makes one loved by all. Physical beauty is completely relative to the social trends which may have nothing to do with beauty or the natural shape of men and women. Anyway, these trends are always changing with time and fashion; the social assessment of beauty today has little to do with real beauty.

Physical beauty starts with your spirit, then your mental attitude, your digestive ability, your food, and lastly your daily regime. All of these factors affect or are affected by prana. The more attuned you are to your source, the more prana or vitality you have readily available for use. Progressively, each item listed above either enhances or inhibits the amount of prana available to be utilized by the body. The basis of good health, including your external beauty, is your ability to access prana and to utilize it.

Prana is your vitality in the most physical sense. An inability to absorb prana leaves you with low vitality and a tired look . Without a good supply of prana it is difficult to feel and look healthy. Without this prana it is difficult to make the changes necessary to look and feel more beautiful. Insufficient or uncontrolled prana leads to self-destructive habits that prevents your natural beauty from showing. In relation to this, the classical eight limbs, of ways, of yoga are valuable to generate enough prana to change bad habits. The most important habits are right thinking, not harming others, right action, right living. “Right ” in this sense means “that which promotes peace”.




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