This morning I paused to consider how I stand applauding in an audience for BEAUTY…and when it’s lingering presentation touches my mind >>>I am at peace.
[Are you a spectator of beauty?]
Perhaps you have not recently considered the importance of BEAUTY in your life. Perhaps you have only considered its complications. Perhaps your attraction to beauty is too shallow. Perhaps you have not acknowledged its embrace of you. Oh, it is there, alright. Perhaps you feel it mocking you, comparing you, overwhelming you…
If you learn to release the power of beauty that mingles all around you, you will find peace.
Take a word walk with me into the forest of beauty. Consider how an encore with beauty can counsel your heart.
It was there all along. You just didn’t notice it because you were crushing it with your foot. Yes, that decomposed leaf.
When you still your thoughts about leaves for a moment, What is this one telling you?
[You gave it your ALL. You're beautiful.]
Beauty waits before you, like a gallery. Allow it to draw you in, for it can change you.
[Are you looking?]
Through new eyes. See yourself again.
Your journey. Your mud. Your feet. It has made you who you are.
[You are stronger than you know.]
Find beauty in the sticky. The messy. The down deep.
[Find beauty in yourself.]
Look in places no one else looks. Hear things that no one else hears. Taste the hope of what you haven’t considered.
[It's waiting for you.]
Beauty…demands an audience.
I have a friend who (unintentionally) grows two hairs under her chin, and although she is constantly looking for them, I am always the first one to find them.
Poetry. Muscles. Chocolate. Instincts. Heat. Bubbles. Rain. Impressions. Connections. Creativity. Lightning. Centipedes.
Connect to [it]. Plug in. Look for it. Allow the narrative to write on depths in your soul like waves.
[Are you in the audience?]
When was the last time you considered the power of beauty? When did you last take p.a.u.s.e. to consider its effect on you?
If you don’t have PEACE in certain areas of your life, don’t ignore this. Make time to see beauty. Turn around and taste what is right in front of you. Could it be the swirl of cream in your cup of coffee? Peanut butter on your fingerprint? The fact that you are alive?
[Are you breathing?]
Devote yourself to opening your eyes. ears. lips. fingers. senses. Mark beauty on your calendar. Make time for it. Instead of criticizing it for not being perfect, celebrate its individuality. Pursue it. Evaluate it. Breathe it in.
“Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?”
[Marie Carmichael Stopes]
Beauty doesn’t inspire when I put on makeup and perfume. It inspires when I am able to reflect my design. When I realize that I am a work of art. I can only be what I was created to be, and when I portray my purpose, I. Am. Beautiful. Period………….
It’s like the moon. It is beautiful. But you would never see it if it weren’t for the sun. It shines merely because it is reflecting the glory of the sun. I want to be like that. I want to redirect the beauty that has been shown to me. It is my PURPOSE. And yours.
Somebody out there needs you today. Shine…you are beautiful.
[And who are you to argue?]
“When beauty fires the blood, how love exalts the mind!”