Today’s Word Press Daily Prompt asked if beauty is in the eye of the beholder or not. Be With Beauty is an emotional fitness exercise that answers “Yes.”
Beauty is all around, but only if you have trained your eyes to see. Faux beauty is promoted on the media and helps the cash registers ring. The cosmetic business makes millions and I bet you can name others making money by promoting their images of beauty.
Sad, but making money does keep many working. So my main objection is the rejection of other kinds of physical beauty. Some wrinkled faces hold more beauty than the high cheek bones of the latest fashion icon.
The Emotional Fitness Be With Beauty Exercise seeks to strengthen you eye for beauty. Thich Nah Hahn notes you can see garbage in the rose and the rose in the garbage. You find beauty by narrowing or expanding your view.
In a room that seems drab finding a spot of color is finding beauty. On a city litter filled street focusing of a spot of light or all the lights reaching toward the sky find you being with beauty.
When looking at a person, looking for kindness shows you the beauty within. Sometimes an act of kindness on your part brushes a less than beautiful face with beauty. Nothing matches the beauty of an honest smile.
Thank you for all you do including liking, commenting, or sharing. Kindness blesses the giver and the receiver.
Links of interest
- Beauty in the Eye of The Beholder (phrase.org.uk)
- Be With Beauty (pinterest.com)
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
- 12 Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (amazon.com)
Daily Post Sept 16, 2014 Daily Prompt Absolute Beauty ;We’ve all heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Do you agree? is all beauty contingent on a subjective point of view?
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