Above geometry and symmetry, beauty is in how much energy an object receives. Therefore, even an object without harmony can exude beauty if it is replenished with energy and brimming with vitality. It is just that, those objects who are geometrically harmonious compel energy to it, while those that aren't geometrically harmonious need effort to have energy, an energy that has to either be taken or donated. Whereas, naturally beautiful things are given energy without trying.
|Beauty vs Geometry|
Things that are beautiful are things that appeal to us on a subconscious level. As much as we think we choose what we find beautiful, this is not the case. The object of beauty commands us to pay attention to it. It does not usually do this on purpose. As I said, it is its design, its energy and its vitality that determines how we react to it. As much as we CAN be programmed to view certain things as more beautiful than others, as some believe that western beauty has been programmed to be the accepted form of beauty of the world, the truth is, even programming can be overridden by true, natural and universal beauty of PHI.
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At the end of the day, as much as certain images are being programmed into our brains to be what is meant to be beautiful, in our real lives, when it comes to choosing the things that we find beautiful, they usually are not in line with what popular culture determines. I have heard it time and time again from men saying, "We don't like skinny women", while skinny women are considered the "true" beauty. Why is that?
That is because although we think that the beauty and sex industries are telling us what is beautiful, the truth is that, the beauty and sex industry is not selling beauty at all. What they are selling is the "un-attainability". They are selling us what we can't be, because they know that we don't know what we are to actually realize that we can not BE what they are selling.
|Phi in faces and nature|
Of course, we can perceive energy through our senses, and it is easy to think that it is the eye that sees beauty, but the eye is merely a tool through which we can feel the beauty. The eye, the nose, the touch and the ear and the mouth are just tools to interpret the energy that an object is emitting, and sending it to our brain to be perceived as "pleasure" or "disgust" or "neither here or there".
The senses, just as your body, are a tool, not the Self.
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