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By Lisa Meade


Tell someone that they are beautiful and you may get one of many different responses.

Depending on that person’s story and beliefs around beauty, it may be a positive reaction or a negative one, or it could be indifferent. The response may also be based on what you are referring to when you acknowledge their beauty.

One indisputable fact is that we are all divinely beautiful. We have an essence of our soul that shines. Maybe not all the time, maybe not in a while—perhaps it is hiding or wounded—but underneath it all and somewhere in the busy-ness of our life, our divine beauty exists.

There is greatness to be found in embracing this divine beauty. It illuminates our soul. It empowers our actions. This type of beauty touches hearts, heals wounds and unlocks doors. It is the spirit of our being. And it is completely and entirely unique to you.

This divine beauty cannot be purchased or copied. It cannot be embellished or masked. It is so vibrant that it shines through the cracks of our insecurities, the bars of our bravado, and the shadows of our pain.

It often is seen by others before we are aware of its presence. Yet it is this very beauty that connects us to each other.

It brings worlds together.

It creates union. It fosters peace and it welcomes simplicity.

There are many in our lives who we can identify with this glorious beauty. We hold them in a tender and special place within our heart. We think of them far differently from the glossy, magazine-paged bodies or the cinema screen bombshells.

And if by chance we discover it in someone who also exhibits outward polished beauty, we stress the divine beauty as far more valuable and appreciated, “She may have a lovely face, but her heart and compassion truly are where her beauty shines.”

So think on this. What is your divine beauty?

How do you express it? What do you do to allow it to freely flow into the world and touch others? How do you recognize it and honor it?

We are all divinely beautiful and it is here that we need no redefining.


Photo: trevinistreetart/tumblr

Editor: Dana Gornall



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