Cultivating inner beauty is important
“Outer beauty, while something we spend massive amounts of money and time on to maintain, is a depreciating asset. Its longevity is fleeting. It is fun and even convenient, but only while it lasts. In an increasingly image-obsessed society we have become experts at cultivating outer beauty and to some degree neglecting other aspects of the self.”
This deep reflection came from professional life coach, Nabukenya Muwonge recently when she addressed a breakfast meeting of the Economist Businesswomen Club at Arebbusch Travel Lodge in Windhoek.
Her topic “Inner Beauty. Start a Journey to Self Discovery and Healing” showed the ladies why it is important to work on cultivating their inner beauty and even though it might be fun and convenient to maintain their outer beauty, it does not last and it is but a fleeting gift.
“We all have the ingredients to achieve alignment in our beauty goals internally and externally,” said Muwonge.
She stated that cultivating inner beauty is a daily commitment that entails honouring all parts of the self and not just the external. “Spiritual practice enable us to nurture our spirits and gives us energy to serve our communities in other ways and embracing any opportunity to learn means we nurture our intellect,” she emphasised.
After her presentation she asked the ladies to share their own experiences how to cultivate inner beauty to make it shine through while not neglecting outer beauty. The meeting was unanimous that women should not always really on outer beauty and that it does not matter how good she looks to the world, but if a woman is not happy inside or if her personality is not that great, it will show eventually.
Muwonge worked as a training and development specialist in public health for eight years before becoming involved in coaching She works collaboratively with clients empowering them to transition successfully while achieving their life or career goals in alignment with their true purpose.
She prides herself on being an international coach who has had the privilege to coach clients in Africa and North America. Her special interest group is children, therefore she donates her time to child-centred initiatives regularly.
After the presentation the ladies were treated to luxury mini facial with a twist by Eleni Skincare Namibia.
The Economist Businesswomen Club provides a forum for exchange of ideas and expertise, through planned networking and encourages the personal development and management skills of its members and advances the standing and power of women.