Saturday, May 22, 2010
Beauty Of The Soul
It too often happens that beauty is more admired and flattered than any quality of mind or character. But what of beauty which is magnetic and uplifts the soul? When one sees the inner beauty of a person, then that may happen. Beauty is one of humanity’s most utmost quests. It is where the essence of beauty lies. What is within can make the soul happy. What is without is merely for the eyes. What the eyes see are merely on the surface, but what the soul sees is much deeper.
Beauty of the soul does not always attract public observation. It is that which not only has a substance, but a spirit, and to appreciate it we must studiously and intimately know it. In conversation this inward beauty of soul will become luminous, when the mind shines through the casket.
To make the right choices in life, one has to get in touch with our soul. If one concentrates on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul... I believe that to nurture my soul and to fulfill my soul's purpose, I must learn from every event in my life. I must come to realize that every experience has within it a seed of a tremendous gift -- a soul gift – making it further beautiful every time.
Some young women are terribly annoyed because they have a few freckles or moles on their face. What are freckles on the face compared with spots on the -soul!- spots of anger, greed, jealousy and proud. The face may be all black, yet the character may be fair. One may not have outward beauty but we all have inward grace. Neither beauty nor money can compensate for lack of a lovely spirit and bearing. As physical beauty may be cultivated by proper attention to health and beauty care, so moral beauty may be enhanced by giving heed to the conditions of soul health. Curls and cosmetics, paints and powders, enamels and ointments, are all in demand to increase the beauty of the human face, but it would take half the pains to beautify the soul- simultaneously what a glorious transfiguration would occur in the essential natures and lives! A kind heart and noble soul will transform an ordinary body into a form of loveliness. That person is beautiful whose radiant face shows the overflowing of a kind and innocent heart.
Spirit searches, Soul waits. ... When they touch magic happens; when they embrace miracles unfold. . . . The divine love and enduring beauty of our Soul and Spirit can reveal the hidden pieces of our fabric of being, and the missing pieces in our mosaic of growing, changing, and evolving. They can be the threads and the glues: the threads that can weave together our fabric and the glues that can hold together our mosaic. With the divine love and enduring beauty, one can relinquish the traditional threads and glues of guilt, fear, struggle, and control. You can break free of your anchors to the past and your tethers to fear and pain. You can be free of the shame, the blame, and the conflicts of the past, surrender all the past for good and possess a beautiful soul.
One's original nature is soul that is loving, peaceful and wise, positive, good and contented. These are the innate qualities possessed by each soul, but due to clouds of materialism, anger, greed, jealousy and proud, we are unable to see the original qualities with which the soul is born. We have to just undo the artificial stuff to get back to the original nature, realize and live with its true beauty, enjoying a happier, content and fulfilling life.
Beauty nurtures the soul by serving the spirit. Beauty takes you out of your cramped, merely personal worries and sets you down in a field of eternity. The essence of spirituality is an enlargement of vision. The experience may only last a moment, but in these matters a moment is enough. You need a transcendent sense of things, not one that lets you escape from your situation but one that gives you an added perspective. In this, beauty and religion serve similar purposes, and so it's no wonder that they are so often allied.
I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see.
I sought my God, but God eluded me.
I sought my brother, and I found all three....Unknown.
Holding a hand doesn't mean chaining a soul.... True intimacy is the opening of one soul to another. Once you see into someone's soul, you're attached forever...No gift on earth could compare with it, for it touches us more profoundly than our imagination can envision. When two people share their lives, freely, openly, without reservation, it is as if each had become complete....let us discover our self through each other – the beauty of our soul through the others eyes.
The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had..
Neither genius, fame, nor money, shows the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that..., kindness towards other fellows is the true beauty of the soul. So sought out with your fellow, whether life partner, lover, brother, coworker, relative, friend …..and attain a beautiful soul within.