I Is For Inspired | The Deep-Rooted and Complex Place

July 28, 2015

 

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If I told you that you’re beautiful, some days you wouldn’t believe me.

Some days you get caught in the online web of believing that your face needs to be beat. You keep wondering how in the world Beyoncé could have possibly woken up like that. You pick yourself apart. You hate your feet. You hate how your clavicle protrudes in every photo, no matter how much you will it to do the opposite. You feel like a pariah in a world that praises curves and worships contours.

If I told you that you’re beautiful, some days you wouldn’t believe me.

You would remember that time during freshmen year of college when you sobbed to your best friend and told her that guys liked her more because she was light-skinned. You would remember trips to Miami where your dresses never fit quite right and you never fit quite in with the salacious South Beach scene. You would remember feeling like every set of male eyes always landed somewhere other than on you.

Back then, if I told you that you’re beautiful, you would not have believed me.

But, today, I am telling you that you’re beautiful.

And, today, you will believe me.

Today you’ll remember that male gazes and likes on Instagram pages are not the metrics of beauty to which you heed. You’ll abandon this idea that beauty starts and ends with what people deduce from what they see. You’ll know that beauty comes from that deep-rooted and complex place, the rich and rare combination of self-worth and self-regard and inspiration.

You, my love, are an inspired woman.

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That’s where your beauty begins. It comes from this sanctuary in the pit of your belly, a place that is ignited by vision and conviction. A place moved by what you extract from interactions and observations, both grand and molecular. A place where you translate that inspiration into words that set the world on fire. Your beauty rises because of the vessel you choose to be, the purpose you choose to honor and the calling to which you choose to surrender.

An inspired woman is a beautiful one.

She has planted her feet firmly in the things that mean the most to her instead of giving in to the whims of the world.

For the world, beauty will always change. It will always be this insatiable and unsatisfied beast. It will always favor someone in one moment and shun them in the next. But, for an inspired woman, her beauty can’t waver. It isn’t up for debate. It’s not susceptible to the shifts in someone else’s standards.

No, for an inspired woman, beauty rises from that deep-rooted and complex place.  For an inspired woman, her beauty is all her own: beginning to end, top to bottom, left to right. That definition of beauty propels her throughout the voyage. Serves as her bridge over troubled water. Feeds her, keeps her and carries her.

You, my love, are an inspired woman. Hold that. Know that. Keep that and carry that. When I tell you that, believe it.

Xoxo,
Tyece

4 thoughts on “I Is For Inspired | The Deep-Rooted and Complex Place

  1. De'Nita Moss

    Tyece, thank you for this, “Your beauty rises because of the vessel you choose to be, the purpose you choose to honor and the calling to which you choose to surrender.” It highlights the power & importance of our choices. Continue to live inspired & inspire others! *I’m entering the Layers of Beauty Tour giveaway, too.

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  2. Angela

    This came right on time and is a perfect reminder that my self worth is determined by who I am, what I do and what I believe in. Believing other wise is a game that I won’t ever win. Thank you for this. #layersofbeauty #giveaway

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  3. The Indie

    I’ll know that. I’ll hold that. I’ll carry, keep it, and believe it. Thank you so much for this timely read. Beautiful writing Tyece 🙂

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  4. De'Nita Moss

    “That’s where your beauty begins. It comes from this sanctuary in the pit of your belly, a place that is ignited by vision and conviction.” The complexity of the intersection of vision and conviction – finding the balance in that space is how we can live inspired and be inspiring for others to learn from, thanks for sharing! *I’m also entering the Layers of Beauty Tour giveaway

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