Category: Beauty

Wednesday of Hope – No Mud, No Lotus

It takes mud for the lotus to become itself, and the greater the mud in your life, the greater the lotus blossom. – Jakusho Kwong, No Beginning, No End

The Color of Life

What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful. – Joshua Foer

There Is Magic

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. – Loren Eiseley

Participating in Divinity

When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim, “Ah,” you are participating in divinity. Joseph Campbell, Ancient Hindu Text

Longing for a Sense of Wonder

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life….

We in the Mountains/The Mountains in Us

We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. – John Muir

Finding Beauty

People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look,…

Surprised by Enchantment

Occasionally we will be overwhelmed, but mostly we will be enchanted. – Jean Houston

True Miracles

The true miracle isn’t walking on water or walking in air. Simply walking on this earth. – Thích Nhất Hạnh

All that the Sun Shines on Is Beautiful

God never made an ugly landscape. All that the sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild. – John Muir