I believe that beauty comes from deep within our souls—the very nucleus—where our passions, not only joys but also our sorrows, reside.
We can choose how we will react to the world and people around us. We can make it a daily plan to forgive those who have hurt us. We can choose love. We can also choose to set a goal for ourselves, to do one thing of beauty each day.
Many of us secretly or openly know that to acknowledge our love for beauty and to praise its presence is the best way to pray our gratitude for this gorgeous chance of wandering about in a conscious manifestation.
I choose to embrace my own beauty and see beauty around me and illuminate it for my audience. Noticing and appreciating beauty will bring you joy.
Beauty is the divine and finding beauty in life’s everyday moments is what makes us human, what makes us alive.
Symbolic, sheer bright beauty: stranger’s smiling without why, reason—really an amazing generous giver.
Beauty is the gift, the piano in the woods, the way the cat licks his nose when you kiss it; the racket, the dance, the sky undeserved, the fur on the underbelly of nothing.
Beauty can be an elusive commodity and not apparent on first sighting. Often we could benefit from a set of standards or even clues for detecting the alluring charms of Beauty in a work of art, a musical piece or loyal partner.
It is a whole experience, because it’s more than just what we see, or touch, hear, or comprehend, it’s all of that plus the feeling of wholeness, awe, gratefulness, even melancholy that our senses give us.
It can be soft and gentle. It can be bright and bold. It can evoke a smile, joy, a sense of wonder, or even a touch of melancholy as you watch the fleeting moment of a cherry blossom falling. Beauty captures the heart.
I am not drawn to the familiar but to that which is different, whether a different geography, a different culture, or a different perspective; that is, a different way of seeing. For me, in writing, it is beautiful to make the empathetic leap, living in someone else’s skin for a while.