The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. Ernest Hemingway
Beauty speaks to us in a language as ancient as humankind. The beautiful summons deep subconscious connections to nature. All around us is living proof of the divine spark. Life holds tightly to the spark no matter its tenuousness situation. This incredible tree has been named the Tree of Life due to its amazing resistance to destruction. We all have this capacity, and it manifests in so many different ways.
Human courage is miraculous. No matter ones station in life, when motivated an individual can rise from the depths and follow flashes of inspiration into the light. Courage resides within us all. Endurance is the hallmark of the courageous. Each day we endure blockades and barriers, but each day we continue to move forward.
Along the way we must be disciplined enough to tell the truth and be willing to sacrifice for unbreakable principles. If we are fortunate, the path ahead leads to others who can share in our joyous celebration of life. Shared joy shields our vulnerabilities and lessens the blows encountered on our journey.
The many wounds we suffer can take their toll, but we must find a way to appreciate the beauty of life. Find the time to step out into the wondrous natural world, either alone or with someone for whom you care. Take in the beauty, heal your wounds and recharge your soul. Listen to the arias of life. Be well.
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