Did anyone tell you that you are a beautiful soul? If not, I tell you.
We all are beautiful souls, divine forms of the supreme consciousness. The beauty of our Soul has always been hidden beneath our personalities.
Sometimes or many times, that inner beauty of our Soul comes out in the form of love, kindness, compassion, and unselfishness. And the people around us experience it too.
Today, In this article, we will discuss about the Soul, the meaning of a beautiful soul, characteristics of a beautiful soul, and how to make our Soul beautiful and radiant.
What Is Soul?
According to Hindu philosophy, Soul means “Self” – our true self beyond our body, mind, and emotion; it’s an intangible eternal consciousness or witnesses consciousness.
In Hinduism, the Soul is considered imperishable (immortal), eternal, beyond time, not the same as body or mind or consciousness, but something beyond which permeates everywhere.
In simple words, you can say that the energy which makes our body alive is a soul.
The Soul is not what you have, but you are a soul; I am a soul, all living beings and non-living beings are souls.
Now, let’s come to our main topic.
What’s A Meaning Of Beautiful Soul?
A beautiful soul means one whose mind is pure, whose heart is loving, kind, and compassionate, and who promotes truth, peace, positivity, and happiness in people.
When you come in contact with such a person – a beautiful soul, you may experience his/her serenity and positivity within yourself. And you can be impressed or attracted by that Holy Soul.
Here are the following quotes from different people defining the meaning of a beautiful soul.
“Love is the beauty of the soul.”
“Beauty is the purest feeling of the Soul. Beauty arises when the Soul is satisfied.”
“A pure heart is superlatively rare and even more attractive.”
“Outer beauty has expiration dates. Invest in beautiful minds and beautiful souls, and the intrigue will never fade away.”
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
“A beautiful soul has no other merit than its own existence.”
“The soul is an infinite ocean of just beautiful energy, and presence made manifest in human form.”
Traits Of Beautiful Soul
The beautiful soul person possesses almost all good qualities that we ever know and are beneficial to themselves and society.
Here’s the list of common traits or virtues of a beautiful soul
- Open to convey unconditional love and happiness
- Having patience
- Neutral to all people
- Put others forward
You may find these all quantities or some of these in people around you.
But remember, every Soul possesses these great virtues in some or other way, in a manifested or unmanifested form.
So, don’t try to judge anyone based on these traits; instead, try to cultivate these qualities in you.
“A pure soul is like a fine pearl. As long as it is hidden in the shell, at the bottom of the sea, no one thinks of admiring it. But if you bring it into the sunshine, this pearl will shine and attract all eyes. Thus the pure Soul, which is hidden from the eyes of the world, will one day shine before the Angels in the sunshine of eternity.”
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”
How To Become A Beautiful Soul
According to Nondualism, eternally, we are pure consciousness – a beautiful divine soul manifested in different physical forms. But, We are in illusion; we have forgotten our pure nature and become attached to physical and psychological realities.
When we come out of an illusion – a dream state, we manifest the real beauty hidden underneath our physical form and express ourselves to our fullest potential.
There are many ways to awaken our soul, our true nature, our inner beauty, and peace.
Here are 4 practices that you can do to become a beautiful soul.
Meditation is an ancient practice to heighten human consciousness (soul). However, it’s largely used to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other mental diseases nowadays.
Meditation has several benefits on our physical, mental, and emotional health.
It helps to reduce mental turmoil and provide peace and stillness within. Also, it helps to improve well-being and encourages positive emotions and thoughts.
So, in order to grow the beauty of your soul, you can practice meditation daily and cleanse your mind and emotions.
Mindfulness is cultivation of moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness. It’s the mental practice of paying attention to what we are doing or what is happening around us.
In simple words, mindfulness means voluntarily living in a present moment without digging into the past and future unconsciously.
I am not saying that you have to give up thinking about your future and past. Instead, I am saying that your thinking should be conscious.
Mindfulness is one kind of open eye mediation and similar to meditation, wherein your try to fix your mind in the present moment.
Mindfulness also has similar benefits as meditation. The regular practice of present moment awareness may extrude negative behaviors such as anger, resentment, jealousy, fear, and depression and develop peace within you.
Thus, try to cultivate present moment awareness, and whenever your mind wanders away from the present moment, bring it back in Now without making any judgment.
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Yoga is also a good practice to cultivate physical health, positivity, and well-being.
If you are doing yoga every day, that’s great. Otherwise, you can start it with simple poses and exercises.
You can practice mindfulness along with yoga just by paying attention in Now, in the body moments.
Prayer is a way to express gratitude to the universe or higher-self for what we have or what we are. It should be free from selfish desires and attitudes.
When you express thanks for being alive, for the life you have, for things you have, for a family you have, etc., you empower your inner beauty and crumble negativity that conceals the pure nature of your soul.
There are few other ways, such as devotion, selfless behavior, mental detachment, and reading and applying the knowledge of scriptures, which can help you to grow in achieving purity and beauty of your soul.
“Attachment is the main thing that is blocking your path towards enlightenment.” – Garchen Rinpoche
Some Beautiful Enlightened Souls
“Enlightenment or awakening is not the creation of a new state of affairs but the recognition of what already is.”
There are many enlightened souls who have attained higher consciousness – purity of mind and beauty of heart, by broking their compulsions.
Now, they are serving divine knowledge to people to grow on a spiritual path, end their suffering, and attain the beauty and purity of their souls.
Eckhart Tolle is a German spiritual teacher and self-help author. He is best known as the author of “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.”
Official Website: eckharttolle.com
Mooji is a Jamaican spiritual teacher based in the UK and Portugal. He gives talks and conducts spiritual retreats.
Official Website: mooji.org
Jagadish Vasudev, venerated as Sadhguru, is an Indian yoga guru and author.
He is the author of several books such as “Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy” and “Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny” (made The New York Times Best Seller list) and “Mystic’s Musings and Death: An Inside Story.”
Official Website: isha.sadhguru.org
Shri Shri Ravi Shanker
Ravi Shankar is an Indian yoga guru and a spiritual leader. He is frequently referred to as “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar” (honorific), Guruji, or Gurudev.
He has established “The Art of Living Foundation” to teach yoga and meditation to people and for social and cultural activities.
Official Website: Srisriravishankar.org
Gangaji is an American-born spiritual teacher and author. She lives in Ashland, Oregon, with her husband, fellow spiritual teacher Eli Jaxon-Bear.
Marshall Vian Summers
Marshall Vian Summers is an American religious leader and spiritual teacher who offers retreats, online broadcasts, and events in the United States and abroad.
He is the author of numerous books such as “Steps To Knowledge, The Allies of Humanity,” “Greater Community Spirituality,” “Secrets of Heaven,” and “The One God.”
There are thousands of beautiful souls in the world who have attained pure consciousness. And they are working to make others awake.
If we haven’t found our inner beauty and peace yet, we should strive for it. When we succeed in doing so, the flower of love, kindness, joy, and selflessness will bloom within us, and others will also smell it.
Ok, that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading this article.
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