In honor of The BE Experience: Love the Light Within, I wanted to post in relevant to the topic discussion: Who are you really?
Do you know how to embrace your inner and outer beauty naturally?How caught up in your enhanced beauty are you?
Are you the "Before and After?"...you know, the before and after "BEat Face" transformation picture.
That's not you. That's your face. Your hair. Your adornments.
Who are you really?
This is inspired by the mighty Before & After picture. The testimonial revolution influenced by the influx of amazing make up artists building their businesses on instagram. We've all seen them. Pictures of women that look like night and day created offspring. Beyond the Before & After, there are women who are known for or have an online image as actually looking perfect at all times. These women are enhanced head to toe. Some may have natural bodies, but are fitness obsessed to look perfect. Others may not care about their bodies, but their hair, nails, lashes, and face are all done and "BEAT" to a T! Before there's any confusion, I acknowledge the beauty you represent and present to the world. I acknowledge the time you spend in taking pride in your appearance, but for some I have concern.
Why do these transformations often create more importance in our lives than our inner transformations? the transformation of our minds? of our spirit? Tell me who are you really.
Yes you are beautiful enough to be a canvas. Yes I understand all that you decide to where is a Beautiful form of art, that has been around since our early kingdoms in Africa. You are the result of a masterpiece but do you know that it is not real. Art is meant to be captured forever. In most cases it does not last one day to outshine it's canvas. Of course, with meaning, purpose and intention, there are pieces of art that are meant to be temporary, but more the sake art on a canvas; the canvas was created to for the art. Not the other way around. You were created with a purpose, and so was all you were adorned with.
Up to the many perspectives of interpretation, makeup is meant to enhance, and help you feel Beautiful, but your BEauty is not the result of the makeup. It was created to make you feel and think a certain way. It contributes to fantasy. Fantasy is great to escape into, but when we stay in a realm of fantasy, we ignore the realness of the present. The BEauty of the presence.
Could you comfortably and confidently walk around with just you? No makeup, eyebrows, lashes, nails, fancy clothes, or hair? If those items do not complete you because you feel whole as soon as you wake up, truly flawless, then pay no attention. But for the women, who find it hard to truly face themselves, face their face, we have a bit ways to go on this journey of self love. if your existence is wrapped in the arch of your brow, the hue of foundation, the shade of your lipstick, the length and texture of your hair, or the success of your contouring, I ask to re-examine bucket of self love. Believe me I understand. Makeup was never my thing, but hiding behind my hair was, which is why I cut it off. I wanted to learn to accept me because I never truly had.
The world will continue to give you reasons why you're not good enough, why good enough is bad, and why better is always better. You have to strive for something...but what if what we strove for, wasn't SOME THING (eg. the idea of perfection) but it was Some BEing? I understand that my thinking is not reflective of the masses, but BE! is a movement of self love. No matter what you wear, say, look like or do, as long as you are on a journey to truly, unconditionally love and accept your raw self, success is present, and the world is better because of you! Self love allows us to accept ourselves, project and nurture love unto others. The world always needs more love, and always needs more people, accepting themselves, and learning to BE their true selves. Makeup is Beautiful! It serves it purpose. It's fun, allows you to escape and express yourself, but never forget who you really are, and what you have to offer the world! I challenge you to tell yourself at least 3 reasons why you're beautiful/ whats beautiful to you about your BEing?
BE BEautiful~BE You
Written By: Tiffany Wright