There is a legend of Narcissus, a youth who knelt daily beside a lake to contemplate his own beauty. He was so fascinated by himself that, one morning, he fell into the lake and drowned. At the spot where he fell, a flower was born, which was called the narcissus.

When Narcissus died, the goddesses of the forest appeared and found the lake, which had been fresh water, transformed into a lake of salty tears.

“Why do you weep?” the goddesses asked.
“I weep for Narcissus,” the lake replied.
“Ah, it is no surprise that you weep for Narcissus,” they said, “for though we always pursued him in the forest, you alone could contemplate his beauty close at hand.”
“But…was Narcissus beautiful?” the lake asked.
“Who better than you to know that?” the goddesses said in wonder. “After all, it was by your banks that he knelt each day to contemplate himself!”
The lake was silent for some time. Finally, it said:
“I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful.
“I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected.”

Everything that’s beautiful is cracked, that’s how the light gets in.

These are the most beautiful lines I’ve ever found.

Beauty… one word and infinite expressions. we spend almost our whole life digging out  its meaning… And with each phase… the definition changes… evolves… and becomes better.

I have come across many people who are always critical about their own physical appearances. “Oh! I look so dark, I am so fat, I look so thin, Shit look at my tummy, My skin is so dry and rough, Wish I was a bit taller, and so on” Such comments are so common amongst all… that we do not even notice the inferiorities lie behind all these.

I always assumed people put attention on outer appearance to impress and please others… we all dress to impress. However, its not the truth… we all dress to always impress ourselves… to please our own inner desire to look great… and magnificent. It is our own deep urge to look good and impressive!

Beauty is when you look at the mirror and feel the whole universe is beautiful. Beauty is rooted deep within us. The beauty that goes far beyond just physical appearances.

“People always say: ‘It’s inner beauty that matters, not outer beauty.’Well, that’s not true.If it were, why would flowers put so much energy into attracting bees?And why would raindrops transform themselves into a rainbow when they encounter the sun?Because nature longs for beauty, and is only satisfied when beauty can be exalted.Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible, and it manifests itself in the light that flows from our eyes.The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and, like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.

So if the person looking into someone’s eyes has a dark soul, he will see only his own ugliness

Beauty isn’t really in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is within us. What others see when they look at us is a projection of what we want them to see. If you feel beautiful, your own self belief and confidence brings out a glow of beauty that no outer beauty can compete with. But if you feel ugly, your inner inferiority will reflect the same.

If you truly feel beautiful inside, you’d never seem unappealing to anyone else. We often talk about beauty, inner beauty, outer beauty… What is inner or outer beauty? there is nothing like inner or outer beauty… there is just beauty…and outer appearance. An outer appearance of a person is genetic, inherited from parents. It is not what was developed by the person. Its the inner core that is developed by the person. What if you’re several kg’s overweight, or short or bald?

Believe in yourself and your existence. You are part of this great grand… vast… Universe. And you are completely beautiful. You are a miracle.