21 Day Practice of Peace – Day 11 – Beauty of the Soul

Michelle LaBrosse, PMP

“Remember that there are two kinds of beauty: one of the soul and the other of the body. That of the soul displays its radiance in intelligence, in chastity, in good conduct, in generosity, and in good breeding, and all these qualities may exist in an ugly man. And when we focus our attention upon that beauty, not upon the physical, love generally arises with great violence and intensity. I am well aware that I am not handsome, but I also know that I am not deformed, and it is enough for a man of worth not to be a monster for him to be dearly loved, provided he has those spiritual endowments I have spoken of.”
― Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraDon Quixote Part 1 Of 2

This quote shows the struggle of embracing the beauty of another’s soul when outward appearances violate modern day definitions of beauty.   Can you imagine if there were makeup to pretty up your soul?   Could it be blush to improve your humility, eye liner to make your most lovable characteristics pop, lipstick to show your sensitive and caring nature?

For today I will contemplate how I can put a shine on my soul for the enjoyment of the others with whom I share this planet.

Beauty is transient available in a moment yet gone in a flash

Beauty is transient available in a moment yet gone in a flash

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