“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.” ~ Alice Walker
What better way to mark this, my 200th Monday Mantra, than with this gorgeous quote that puts my life motto in such a succinct way…
“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.“
My goal, my main purpose in this life, is to create and appreciate beauty all around me. It’s to find and seek out ways to restore not only my own soul but the soul’s of all those who I encounter and who may encounter my works. It’s a humble and incredible thing, and it’s my path.
Beauty has so many unique and breathtaking forms, from the smallest details on a tiny insect, to the wide-spreading smile of a thoroughly content soul, to the bright colors an urban mural or work of graffiti art provide, to the thrilling joy words can invoke, to the way a breeze can bring a beautiful change of weather.
Beauty is everywhere and is constantly being birthed anew and beauty knows and has no boundaries. One of the reasons I have this blog is to share and spread the beauty of others, whether it’s through their words, their art, their knowledge, or simply their existence. The same is true of myself – I long and desire to share my own kinds of beauty through my words and art and pictures and designs and through my very existence, which is all about beauty in all of it’s forms.
Life can have difficulties, hardships, trials and tribulations, but it’s the beauty, the kindness, the love that makes life the grand and glorious experience that it is. By focusing on and sharing the beauties that life is capable of, it makes everything else seem less important and able to be dealt with. Beauty is the balm for an aching soul and beauty is born of kindness and compassion, both of which are the ultimate healers of all wounds. By opening up to the beauty of life, one allows true healing to begin and they allow their grip on hate and judgement and negativity to loosen. Nobody, and I mean nobody, ever had a great life based on the negative or on hating.
Seek out and create beauty in your life. Cultivate kindness and compassion. Stop judging and stop hating. Start healing and start opening yourself up to the goodness that you can bring into existence for yourself and for everyone you exist with. The only way for things to get and be better is to start doing it yourself and what better way to start than by seeking out and cultivating all the beauty that is and can be?
Namaste ~ Ella
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