“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” ~ Veronica Shoffstall
What makes a beautiful soul? Why do we *need* to make efforts to beautify this soul?
As you begin your day whats the first thing you do? I personally get up to brush my pearly whites, pray, do yoga and make coffee. After which there is a regular routine in place till I get ready for the day. There is so much we all do to beautify our physical selves from the start of our day till our day comes to an end. We use the best cosmetics, we wear the most comfortable clothes, we eat the tastiest food, we stay in cozy homes….the list of our physical wants that beautify our physical lives is endless.
Our endless pursuit to beautify our physical world is making us more and more materialistic as a collective society. We want the latest gadgets, the latest in fashion, the latest everything….we are first in line to *upgrade* our physical lives….but sadly last in line to *upgrade* our souls.
Ironically, its this physical, mortal life, that WILL come to an abrupt end…while our immortal soul lives on and on. Logically, we should be paying more attention to something that lasts forever than on something temporary ..right?!
Lets pause this endless pursuit to beautify *just* our physical/temporary lives and focus on the beautification of our immortal soul while this physical form still gives us time! Time my darlings, is of the essence in the beautification of the soul.
5 Positive Attributes to Beautify Your Soul (while there is still time!)
Just like there are certain attributes in the physical world that are considered beautiful, there are certain attributes every soul must embrace, possess and hone to beautify their soul. Here they are:
“Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~Albert Einstein
Compassion is having mercy, love and sweetness for yourself and others, no matter what else you might be experiencing. It is the ability to treat yourself and others lovingly in the face of failure, rejection, defeat, and other difficult experiences. And it is the ability to embrace yourself as human, having a wide variety of human experiences. Compassion beautifies the soul like the sun gives life to flowers.
“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.” ~ Michael J. Fox
Accept that sometimes you are really fun to be with and sometimes you just might want to be left alone. Its ok. Accept what your heart tells and do that. People might raise eyebrows, but as long as you can say “Hey, that’s just me being ME” (without being obnoxious) and leave it at that, people will ultimately respect you for it, and you’ll respect yourself. Acceptance of self, makes you accept the world around you in a more positive light. This acceptance beautifies your soul because when you accept, you dont argue, you dont judge, you dont fight…you just *are* living in this moment completely free of negativity.
“Let your wings of forgiveness flutter and take you into a garden where the flowers of peace blossom.” -Dodinsky
To forgive someone does not mean that whatever harm or hurt that they caused you was not inappropriate. It means that you will no longer allow the past to have a hold on your life today; that you are willing to release the hurt and the pain; that you no longer wish to be tied to the experience or the person connected to the experience in a negative way; that you are releasing both yourself and the person you need to forgive from a tie that holds you both back; that you wish to be free; that your soul deserves to feel joy. Honing this attribute allows your soul to take flight. It allows you to BE clear of past and future negativity making way for only joy.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela
Courage is not overcoming fear, but rather it is standing on ground, inspite of it. No-one ever failed because he was afraid; he only fails in life because he does nothing about his fear and did not display courage. Fear arises from lack of knowledge and uncertainty. Knowledge and certainty are important as they help us find courage and determination. But we must add a deep dedication and conviction to knowledge and understanding, to destroy fear and tip the balance in a positive way. Becoming courageous is an attribute of an evolved soul. Keep learning, so that you can become more and more openly courageous and allow your soul to beautifully rise.
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of (God’s) kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” ~ Mother Teresa
To be kind is to show and express gestures of good will, combining sympathy, forbearance, graciousness and humanism. Kindness transcends all boundaries and borders. Kindness connects us, no matter what we believe, where we live, or how we earn a living. Kindness is the common language of the heart that touches every soul. A smile, a generous gesture, an act of caring transcends all our differences. Kindness is the key to a life well lived and a soul adorned with immense beauty. Kindness matters. Kindness is simply the cherry on the beautiful soul cake 🙂
Don’t let your life pass you by in the pursuit of physical and materialistic pleasures. Give yourself the gift of beautifying your eternal soul. Not only will you feel amazing, this new found positivity will pave the way for greater spiritual success and healing.
And the best part, we already have a beautiful soul. We just need to update and activate it from the negative rubble of life’s conditioning!
What are your thoughts on this topic? How do YOU beautify your soul? Do you have any special attributes you have embraced in the process? Please share your beautiful thoughts in the comments of this article. I’d love to hear from you!
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