August McLaughlin’s Beauty of a Woman Blog Fest V (#BOAW16) launches today. Both men and women bloggers offer unique perspectives on beauty.
To me, the fest is a celebration of the beauty of being, like walking through the doorway of equanimity to explore compassion, joy, and loving-kindness, the colors of our days.
Each day is a blank canvas, a textured, vibrant explosion of experience, beauty blurring and blending one expression into another. No facet of beauty is denied for that is not the nature of transformation.
Beauty does not reside in a single appearance. It does not live on a pedestal. No one sentient life is worthier than another. The faces of beauty reveal “destiny or fate or meaning, heroes of remarkable stories” (Rebecca Solnit).
Every sentient life is remarkable for it is the only version of that story that will ever be told.
Beauty is not found in a single expression but in every experience of existence in this dimension of sensation. Day after day, the multi-verse expresses itself anew.
It is the nature of beauty to renew rather than repeat or redo. No experience of beauty leaves us unchanged nor does it stay.
There are moments we would hold forever; others, we would avoid if we could. Try as we may, we are not allowed either of these choices.
The beauty of being transcends any framing of or confining to one day, one experience, or one moment. Nor does it exclude. Being is the blend and blur of the events of a lifetime.
We exist in a dimension of sensation, the beauty of being always on the horizon for as long as there are days to experience. In the dawn, we greet the colors of our day:
I am grateful for this day,
for every moment I experience
as a human being.
May I meet each moment
with equanimity, joy,
loving-kindness, and compassion
in all ways, in all things.
I hope you visit Beauty of a Woman Fest V. It may change your life. ❤