I often write about connecting with our beauty and to the beauty of Nature around us, of which we are a part.
The beauty of Nature can take many forms… the voice of a loved one, the cherry blossoms emerging in spring, a shimmering and fragile spider web, a lush forest, the vibrancy of fall leaves, the song of a bird, the smell of a flower, a sunset, an ocean wave.
But what of Inner Beauty… how do we define that?
In a radio interview a few years ago, John O’ Donohue —author of “Anam Cara” and one of my favourite writers — talked about the inner landscape of beauty and gives us a clear and insightful definition.
“Beauty isn’t all about just nice, loveliness like. Beauty is about more rounded substantial becoming. So I think beauty in that sense is about an emerging fullness, a greater sense of grace and elegance, a deeper sense of depth, and also a kind of homecoming for the enriched memory of your unfolding life.”
Le grá (with love, in Irish Gaelic)❤