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Beauty and ugliness

Beauty and ugliness are everywhere – even in some of the same things. To some a wide open prairie is empty and colorless – but to others it is uncluttered simplicity – the way life itself ought to look. Physical appeal is high on some lists, but nu tso se dv na, which is Cherokee comfort, lasts longer. Whatever is in our hearts is in our sight. To love something or someone makes us see the beauty of it – not the wrong. It is to our advantage to be gentle in our observations – to see and cultivate the best in who we are and in those around us. We love quiet; we suffer the mouse to play; when the woods are rustled by the wind, we fear not…….

  1. December 9, 2009 at 09:38

    Beautiful. The words that always stick in my mind are from Buddha – ‘If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.’

    If only people would wake up and realise that we all share a wonderful planet, we don’t need to hate each other and we need to look after the Earth.

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