I remember flipping through a magazine one day, as passengers on my flight were deplaning and being appalled at the vulgar images displayed by a certain 'Star'. She said that she believed her body was 'a work of art' and indeed she was beautiful, but it discombobulated me as to why she felt she had to expose her 'art' to the world!
You do not have to show everything.
There is beauty in mystery…there is elegance in secrets…there is excitement in whispers. Why is it society feels that they must shout and relinquish everything they are?! To prove what!?? Yes, it's true that 'sex sells', and everyone wants a piece of the action; but if you show everything…will one, not lose their beauty, their appeal, and become second-rate or dull?
Troubled and half-witted this 'Star' is no doubt, she has automatically entered a realm where she will never be respected as a 'Lady'. The comments superseding her photo-shoot also expressed disgust and the lowering of the magazine's standards to have her 'Grace' their cover. Indeed, there is nothing graceful with the suggestive poses she portrayed. Some don't care to carry the title of 'Lady'; but it's because they don't understand or will never understand the sacredness of what it means; the sacredness of what 'our beings' mean. One's body is their temple - what you put in, you get out…whether it be food, exercise or practice. When you abuse it, and disrespect it, that's what you attract into your life, and if it's attention you crave, you'd most certainly be inveigling the wrong kind.
Many are lost and slaves to the new world of 'instant-gratification', 'instant-attention', 'insta-life' paths. They hunger for followers to join them on their seemingly easy path to happiness. They don't see how they could survive if it all was swept away. True love is accepting a person for what they are…their quirks, their meekness, their strengths, their short-comings. You don't have to show everything to gain acceptance, or pretend you're something your'e not to gain fans. People should respect, value and love you based on your talent, your friendship, your truths, on you, simply being you! Don't forget your worth darlings! It shouldn't be based on your body or looks…for they fade with time…it's your heart and soul that matters. That is the true work of art…that is what you should expose with example! :))