If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we must often look deeper – beneath the surface appearances and into the heart and soul of an individual. Here, if we’re willing, we will find a soul sexiness of indescribable beauty.
Despite our many warnings not to judge a book by its cover, we still do. This is much easier than the work of digging deeper to discover hidden treasures.
And we often bring this approach into our appreciation of human beauty as well – a shortsighted vision that only sees what is on the surface.
While women likely face greater pressure to conform to cultural standards of external beauty, as men we are also not immune from having body image issues. There’s a reason penis enlargement spam is so popular.
In any case, it seems our greater challenge is in how we view beauty in others and the need to see deeper – to see the beauty of our souls and not just of our bodies.
Certainly, our bodies matter. The Spirit lives in our bodies and it is through our bodies that we connect with and experience the world around us.
We have a responsibility to care well for the body that God has given us. And it makes sense that we would be drawn to the well cared for bodies of others.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made and this is attractive – its sexy.
And Sexy Souls
At the same time, beauty is more than skin deep.
We must open the eyes of our heart to see the beauty in each other’s souls – to witness the depth and complexity, the mystery and allure of our very being.
When we can see into each other’s souls, a sexiness is revealed that is not dependent on external appearances or limited to “youthful beauty.” Sarah maintained an attractiveness even into her advanced age.
Soul sexiness is an inside-out beauty. Without minimizing the care and attention of our bodies, it sees deeper into the life energy present in our souls.
Don’t settle for mere skin-deep sexiness. Learn to see the sexiness of our souls which reflects a more complete picture of Divine beauty.
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