Thursday, February 19, 2015

#JohnO'Donohue about BEAUTY - #YouAreBeautiful

Science tells us that the more symmetrical a face is, 
the more beautiful it is. 
Though order is necessary for beauty, 
the interesting thing 
is that a face that is not overburdened 
by structural perfection 
can still be very beautiful. 
More often than not it is the inner beauty of heart and mind 
that illuminates the face. 
A smile can completely transform a face. 
Ultimately, it is the soul that makes the face beautiful. 
Each face is its own landscape 
and is quietly vibrant with the invisible textures of memory, 
story, dream, need, want and gift 
that make up the beauty of the individual life. 
This is also the grace 
that love brings into one's life. 
As the soul can render the face luminous 
so too can love turn up the hidden light 
within a person.

John O'Donohue
from Divine Beauty