When we consider beauty — of our Self and that of Nature — remember that we are also part of that glorious thing called Nature. Like everything on this planet, we share the same molecules and the need for Air, Water, Fire, Earth… and Spirit. And Love. And Connection.
As Maya Angelou said, “We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.”
We each are formed from star dust and a spark of the Divine. We are Nature and Nature is us. We are Spirit and Spirit is Us.
“The Song of Amergin”, an ancient Celtic poem says it well:
I am the wind on the sea;
I am the ocean wave;
I am the sound of the billows;
I am the seven-horned stag;
I am the hawk on the cliff;
I am the dewdrop in sunlight;
I am the fairest of flowers;
I am the raging boar;
I am the salmon in the deep pool;
I am the lake on the plain;
I am the meaning of the poem;
I am the point of the spear;
I am the god that makes fire in the head;
Who levels the mountain?
Who speaks the age of the moon?
Who has been where the sun sleeps?
Who, if not I?
Be the wind… Be the wave… Be the stag and hawk….
You are all these things.
Le grá (with love in Irish Gaelic)