"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others, you need to be yourself."
I love this quote. It resonates with me on many levels. It wasn't until more recently that I finally figured this out, and WOW what a transformation! I have never experienced such consistent joy in my life as a result! Better late than never, I suppose. I stepped into a life of greater abundance once I recognized what fulfilled me and consistently strived to achieve it. I've learned that once you've accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you and more importantly, you are not designed for everyone to like you! And thats OK! When you let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embrace who you truly are, there is a peaceful sense of freedom that can't be taken from you.
I love being around confident people who have their own sense of individuality, it's natural. it's real and it's without pretense. And these days they're the only inspiring company I choose to keep. If you believe in yourself and that things always work out for the best, than this will give you an empowered point of view through which to interpret the events in your life. Which is why I believe the meaning of this quote is so important to incorporate. Acknowledge your worth and exist on your own terms!
Be a dreamer, be passionate, be inspired, be bold, be outside the lines. And, most of all, DO YOU, and I bet you'll find that every now and then, you'll blow your own damn mind!!-- THAT my friends is beauty.