How Cleanliness and sense of beauty can influence the life of an individual
How Cleanliness and sense of beauty can influence the life of an individual Cleanliness is a great virtue. It is the habit of keeping the body and all our things free from dirt. It is said that without a clean body one cannot have a pure mind. Cleanliness is a religious duty. On the other hand, Beauty is pleasure regarded as the quality of a thing. It is an affection of the soul, a consciousness of joy and security, a pang, a dream, a pure pleasure. The sense of beauty is its realization.
When our senses and imagination find what they crave, when the world so shapes itself or so moulds the mind that the correspondence between them is perfect, then perception is pleasure, and existence needs no apology. Beauty is a pledge of the possible conformity between the soul and nature, and consequently a ground of faith in the supremacy of the good. Cleanliness has taught me self-discipline. The high value attached to cleanliness is expressed by the proverb which says that “cleanliness is next to godliness and may be regarded as contributing to other ideals such as health and beauty.
In the Qur’an, Allah commends those who are accustomed to cleanliness: “Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean. ” Muhammad once said “cleanliness is half of the faith”. I also associate cleanliness with beauty. It is difficult to keep things clean and in order in today’s frenetic world. It takes effort and effort takes self-discipline, but when I walk around my home or wear clean and neat clothes I feel better about myself. It gives me a sense of order and I think it says something about me to people I meet or who come to my home.
Beauty makes life bearable and I find it everywhere. My life has not been a cheerful one. The thing that has made it endurable has been the beauty I have found; the beauty in music has been life sustaining, and in spite of all the dirt and sorrow in the world, you can still find beauty if you have the eyes to see it. It has kept me alive. Personal cleanliness is very much a matter of personal choice. There are certain social standards that most of us prefer to measure up to, but small habits are those most likely to affect health.
Keeping the hands clean probably does more to promote our own health and prevent spreading disease to others than all the other types of personal cleanliness put together. Children can be directed toward the clean hands habit with effective results from an early age. Similarly, we need to keep clean our school, street. We should be highly aware of the cleanliness all the time. We shouldn’t throw anything in the street. In turn, it should be put in the dust bin. This way, we can help to keep our city clean. Human awareness of natural beauty stimulates the formation of environmental ethics.
The experience of beauty creates and sustains relationships. Natural beauty is an aspect of that which holds things together, supporting life and individuation. Beauty joins experience to ethics. We experience beauty intuitively: it is an affecting experience which motivates thought and action. The experience of beauty gives us a stake in the existence of the beautiful. Ecology can explore the relationships of natural beauty scientifically: it may be a science of the beauty of the Earth. The beauty of the world is necessary to its survival.
Beauty is manifest in the interplay of interdependence with individuality, yielding diversity. The most beautiful relationships are those which recognize diversity, support individuality, and empathetically span the distinctions between beings. The sense of beauty is not a luxury, but a distinctive human vocation. The sense of beauty can be intellectual as well as sensory. We speak of the beauty of an idea. A beautiful idea may be a fresh insight reaching from a known desire toward the attainment of that desire-an idea which promises to solve a problem or to overcome an obstacle.
A beautiful idea may communicate the essence of a complex or mysterious relationship: the law of gravity, a theorem in geometry, a psychological insight, a prophetic moral statement. In my journey to understand my creative urge to express it, I found how important it is for a person to have a developed creative sense to live a beautiful, harmonious, rich life and be a finer person. I have realized that visual sense doesn’t confine itself to beauty in material things like clothes, painting, furniture or jewellery. It also means being sensitive to people, surroundings and nature. “Let beauty be your constant ideal”
The beauty of the soul The beauty of sentiments The beauty of thought The beauty of the action The beauty in the work So that nothing comes out of your hand which is not an expression of pure and harmonious beauty. Cleanliness and sense of beauty therefore seems to be the clearest manifestation of perfection, and the best evidence of its possibility. If perfection is, as it should be, the ultimate justification of being, we may understand the ground of the moral dignity of beauty. Beauty is a pledge of the possible conformity between the soul and nature, and consequently a ground of faith in the supremacy of the good.