How to be beautiful – just as God made us. It’s something we can be, and do. We don’t have to wonder if we are beautiful, or try and find out how to be beautiful. Right now, each of us is the beauteous person God created us to be. We are made in His likeness. We are His radiant reflection. As the image of Soul, God, each of us is full of comeliness and grace, freshness and goodness. Such beauty is spiritual, eternal, immortal. It’s ours to express day-in and day-out.
How to be beautiful: 7 Takeaway Tips for exquisite, enduring, eternal, beauty
1. Look for enduring beauty
Beauty is not skin deep. Loveliness comes from God. Everyone reflects the grace, attractiveness, and radiant sparkle of God. It’s there always. We can find this beauty in ourselves and others. God made each of us lovely, and He keeps each of us lovely. There’s no need to wonder how to be beautiful. Each of us is already His beautiful daughter or son.
“Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense.” Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 247. “Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests upon its object. One marvels that a friend can ever seem less than beautiful.” ibid p. 248
2. Think beautiful thoughts
Good thoughts make us beautiful. Spiritual, positive, harmonious, loving and caring thoughts are truly beautifying. They make us feel good, and they make us attractive. That’s why when getting ready for the day, we can take a moment to think God-centered, spiritual, beautifying thoughts about ourselves and others. “Immortal Mind feeds the body with supernal freshness and fairness, supplying it with beautiful images of thought and destroying the woes of sense which each day brings to a nearer tomb.” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 248
3. Embrace immortal beauty
Immortal beauty never ages or is lost. It’s not genetic, nor is it a surgical or cosmetic process. Immortal beauty is spiritual, eternal, fresh, continuous day-in, day-out. Immortal beauty is not tied to a ‘birth-day’. Each day we can prayerfully remember, that we are God’s totally lovely daughter or son. “Never record ages. … Time-tables of birth and death are so many conspiracies against manhood and womanhood. Except for the error of measuring and limiting all that is good and beautiful, man would enjoy more than threescore years and ten and still maintain his vigor, freshness, and promise. Man, governed by immortal Mind, is always beautiful and grand. Each succeeding year unfolds wisdom, beauty, and holiness.” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 246:20. “Immortality, exempt from age or decay, has a glory of its own, — the radiance of Soul.” ibid p. 247.
4. Nurture the spiritual qualities of beauty
God has filled us with His beautiful qualities. He made us His beautiful person – kind, honest, courteous, caring, thoughtful, humble, unselfish. Each day we can be God’s beautiful person at home, school, or work. We can let others see our beautiful qualities by living them in everything we do. “Being possesses its qualities before they are perceived humanly.” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 247
5. Utilize the recipe for beauty
Yes, there is a recipe for beauty and it’s totally spiritual. This beauty procedure doesn’t require us to gulp-down, pat-on, massage-in, or go to the gym to work-out. It just takes a few minutes in prayer for one’s self each day to get away from the false impression that something has to be done to the body in order to be beautiful. Right now, we have the beauty of God’s calmness, freedom, and harmony. We have great peace. “The recipe for beauty is to have less illusion and more Soul, to retreat from the belief of pain or pleasure in the body into the unchanging calm and glorious freedom of spiritual harmony.” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 247
6. Stop worrying about fleshly looks
Beauty isn’t physical. It’s not about being a certain height, shape, size, age, or looking “in-vogue”. Loveliness is not in matter. It’s spiritually mental. Beauty, like the Kingdom of Heaven, is within us as Jesus said. It’s not external. We can say no to worry about beautifying flesh, and yes to being the person that God created in His perfect image and likeness. “Beauty, as well as truth, is eternal; but the beauty of material things passes away, fading and fleeting as mortal belief. Custom, education, and fashion form the transient standards of mortals. … Comeliness and grace are independent of matter. … Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color.” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 247
7. Practice thinking spiritually
Thinking spiritually about being God’s beautiful person is a moment-by-moment practice. This practice is actually remembering that God made you His lovely, beautiful, son or daughter when worry or fear would try to cast doubt on your calm, harmonious nature or being. Prayer is practice. It’s prayerfully affirming that God made you lovely and keeps you lovely. Practice the truth that you are spiritual – that you are and always will be, God’s immortal, perfect, model of loveliness. “Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense”. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 247
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– Spiritual E-card – what you think. Remember when you pray, you are what you think.