As part of my book research, I am discovering some truly wonderful treasures of this world. Today’s focus on beauty is one such unearthing. In Victor Frankl’s book Will to Meaning, he speaks of finding meaning and fulfilment in life from four directions. One way is by ‘creating a work or doing a deed by experiencing goodness, truth and beauty’.
I had not really taken a moment to truly appreciate just how impactful and meaningful experiencing beauty in life is, how it touches you on so many levels and is in effect essential to living a purposeful life. As a society, have we forgotten the magic beauty brings and its purpose? Beauty is not skin deep, it transcends the surface and can be found within your soul.
Beauty lifts your spirits, stirs your emotions and conjures up moments to cherish. Found in nature, art, music and how you live, beauty can help you lead a purposeful life by connecting with your emotions, inspiring creativity, reminding you of the interconnectedness of all things and helping you to appreciate the present moment.
When you align your actions, choices and values with your innermost truths, you radiate a genuine beauty that captivates hearts and inspires others. Living authentically means embracing your quirks, imperfections and unique qualities. It is through authenticity that you unleash the power to live purposefully and experience the profound beauty of being your true self.
Beauty thrives in the realm of connection where your life intersects with the lives of others. It is through meaningful relationships, acts of kindness and compassion that you experience the true beauty of human connection. When you uplift and support others, you create a ripple effect that magnifies the beauty within yourself and those around you.
Nurturing inner beauty is a pathway to a more meaningful existence. While society often fixates on external appearances, cultivating qualities such as empathy, gratitude, resilience and self-love allows your inner beauty to radiate outwardly. When you prioritise inner growth and self-care, you embark on a transformative journey that nourishes your soul and enhances your capacity to contribute positively to the world.
Life's journey is a tapestry of experiences, both joyous and challenging, that shape your character and deepen your understanding of beauty and purpose. Embrace the ebb and flow of life and find beauty in every moment. This enables you to appreciate the richness of your human existence. It is through embracing life's journey, with all of its twists and turns, that you uncover the true beauty of resilience, growth and the unwavering spirit within you. Reflect on all the moments in your everyday life where beauty exists.
How do you define beauty? Where and how does beauty feature in your life?
Focus on Beauty!
Action Point - Notice where and how beauty features in your life. What is its impact?