Our days are a kaleidoscope.
Every instant, a change takes place in the contents ~
New Harmonies, New Contents, New Combinations.
(Henry Ward Beecher)
To be truly happy, one must keep his life in balance
with often a check, daily, to keep it aligned.
James Patterson, in his novel, Red Roses, writes,
“A Life in Balance is like juggling four balls that you name
Work, Family, Friends, Spirit.
Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it bounces back.
The other balls...they're made of glass;
if you drop a few of these, they chip, sometimes they shatter to pieces."
Inner Beauty is the most important feature in our human being.
All of our actions in a day draw from that inner beauty or soul, if you wish.
Have you ever wondered what makes you act the way you do or who you are, inside? Are we just a collection of cells that happened to come together by chance, or is there some grand design (someone we can't see or touch) that brought us all together? Inner beauty shows itself in many ways...perhaps by helping an elderly neighbour with their yard work...or volunteering time
to your community.
Love is an expression of inner beauty. Does one give love on a daily basis? Does one feel “loved” on a daily basis? Hope is a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life and the lives of others.
This can only come from a place of inner beauty. Do you feel compassion
toward another human being when you see them in pain or suffering? Compassion comes from inner beauty; at times you can feel it tug at your heart; sometimes you can ignore it, but deep down, it's always there.
What about outer beauty? Can outer beauty... say a beautiful, majestic mountain or the brilliant stars in heaven, be enjoyed without inner beauty?
I think not. A person can be attracted by outward beauty only to find
on closer examination that it is ugly on the inside. A beautiful looking person
can be filled with hatred or with love. But how do we know unless we look
on the inside? We often judge people when we first meet them by the way
they look. It has been said, “You cannot judge a book by its cover.” So look
inside when you first meet people and look for that inner beauty. In the long run, it is far more important than outward beauty.
What can physical things in life do for the soul?
The answer is “nothing”. You need to fill the soul, otherwise it starves. Is your inner soul starving? You can satisfy the hunger with acts of kindness and love; there is plenty in this world to fill the soul. Use it every day and I believe you
will be full in no time. I don't have all the answers nor do I proclaim to be fault free, but I do know the feelings of my own heart. I am sure that each one of us
has thought some of these very things at some point in our lives. I don't want to be on death bed saying, “I did it all wrong”; there are no do-overs.
Your inner beauty can flourish and grow;
no one can quell it...and no one can take it away.
I don't know about you, but I am going to look for
the “inner beauty” in all that I meet!
(The foregoing from an article forwarded to me)
Merle Baird-Kerr . . . written October 15, 2011
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