purity is beauty

nothing about you screams happiness
but i am gravitated to you anyway
because the part of me that loves you
isn’t the part of me who wants to be happy -
it just wants you. that’s it. that’s all.
the purity is astonishing. it’s beautiful, really,
in a way that’s bittersweet,
because isn’t it sad how there’s still
a part of me that wants you? after everything?
isn’t it sad how i could become so addicted to pain?
there’s blood in my mouth and blood
under my fingernails and blood everywhere,
but i can’t stop answering your text messages
and asking how you are and wondering
if you’re thinking of me, even though
i know i shouldn’t and i know you’re good
and i know you aren’t, so if you’re reading this,
do me a favor: leave quietly.
leave because i can’t leave you
and you’ve proven to be so good at it.
leave because the past is better left there,
with your hands on my heartbeat.
leave because my happiness
starts and ends with you.
—  gravitation

Purity is not just not having sex.

Purity is God purifying your heart, your desires, your thoughts in a way that gives Him glory.

Purity is God removing things that are not of Him so we can be more like Him and love like Him.

None of us are pure apart from Christ and we are only pure in Him and because of Him. No one is more pure or holy than anyone else. Everyone fails in purity and everyone struggles with it differently. We all need Jesus to purify us and make us pure.

Purity is not soley about your body or physical action. Purity is not slut-shaming or making sexuality or sex shameful to speak of, think of, or desire. Purity is not abstinence but a lifelong characteristic we will develop and grow in the rest of our lives.

Purity is simply purifying us which changes everything about how we act and speak and love toward everyone, not just the opposite sex or your significant other.

Purity is beautiful and rare and undervalued but honestly precious. It is never lost in Christ, it is fully redeemed. It is not impossible if you truly allow God to change you within.

Purity is an attribute of God and reflective of His nature and love. We should all desire to become pure and in Christ recognize we are!

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MYTHOLOGY EDITS | angels

an angel is a spiritual being superior to humans in power and intelligence. they are typically described as benevolent, and endowed with wisdom and knowledge of earthly events, but not infallible; for they strive with each other, and god has to make peace between them. angels are usually depicted as having the shape of human beings of extraordinary beauty; they are often identified using the symbols of bird wings, halos, and light. they possess high qualities of goodness, purity, selflessness, intelligence, and beauty.

My Grandma narrated to me that long back Mohd. Rafi Sahab had told her and my granddad to teach my Dad and his three brothers a very valuable life-lesson before they enter the film and entertainment industry-

“Be like a Lotus. Float in the dirty pond, but never lose your beauty, purity & innocence. Never let the drops of the dirty pond ever come onto you.”

This lesson has impacted me in innumerable ways 🙏🏻

Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of spiritual/material wealth and prosperity. Her four hands represent the purpose of the soul in the form of Dharma (righteousness), Artha (prosperity), Kama (desire) and Moksha (freedom from all bondages).The lotus also carries a symbolic meanings in Hinduism representing knowledge and self-realization. The lotus, a flower that blossoms in clean or dirty water is a symbol for purity and beauty regardless of the good or bad circumstances in which its grows. 

signs as flowers // their meanings
  • aries: Bouvardia // enthusiasm, zest for life. & White Violet // "let's take a chance of happiness."
  • taurus: Orchid // exotic beauty, refinement, thoughtfulness and mature charm. & Violet // modesty, "i'll always be true," faithfulness, watchfulness.
  • gemini: Hyacinth // playfulness and sporty attitude, constancy. & Chrysanthemum // optimism, joy, long life.
  • cancer: Hydrangea // heartfelt emotions, gratitude for being understood. & Gardenia // purity and sweetness, secret love, "you are lovely."
  • leo: Red Carnation // love, pride, admiration. & Lilac // youthful innocence, confidence, charity.
  • virgo: Lily // purity and refine beauty, modesty. & Aster // patience, love of variety, elegance and daintiness.
  • libra: Amaryllis // splendid beauty. worth beyond beauty. Cattail // peace, prosperity.
  • scorpio: Yellow Iris // Passion. & Daffodil // eternal life, regard, chivalry, rebirth, new beginnings, unrequited love.
  • sagittarius: Tulip // perfect lover, fame. & Petunia // "your presence soothes me."
  • capricorn: Gladiolus // faithfulness, strength of character, honor, remembrance. & Iris // eloquence, wisdom and compliments.
  • aquarius: Sunflower // pure thoughts, adoration and dedication. & Primrose // "i can't live without you."
  • pisces: Peony // bashfulness and compassion. & Zinnia // lasting affection, in remembrance of a lost friend.