Friday, February 16, 2018


When I saw this picture, my heart went out to her in love.  How often we may overlook the goodness and genuine beauty of those we meet by looking at the outward appearance instead of the inner person.

In her Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy wrote about “real beauty”, in these words: 

"The embellishments of the person are poor substitutes for the charms of being, shining resplendent and eternal over age and decay."

“The recipe for beauty is to have less illusion and more Soul, to retreat from the belief of pain or pleasure in the body into the unchanging calm and glorious freedom of spiritual harmony."

"Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests upon its object. One marvels that a friend can ever seem less than beautiful." 

"Men and women of riper years and larger lessons ought to ripen into health and immortality, instead of lapsing into darkness or gloom."

"Immortal Mind feeds the body with supernal freshness and fairness, supplying it with beautiful images of thought and destroying the woes of sense which each day brings to a nearer tomb.“ (SH 247:28–11)

What a beautiful lesson you have given us dear friend.  You are Lovely!!!!   Now may we all see in ourselves and others that "inner beauty" that is ours as God's dear children. 


blessloveheal said...

Thanks for the reminder that physical beauty is not even half the story. The "charms of being" shine through the innocence and joy resident in all beings as the expressions of Soul.

kelkmac said...

That is beautiful.. And whether it's physical appearance, or some other way of being 'different' -- these are great reminders to look toward the 'charms of being' over material images. Thanks for sharing!

Patrick Collins said...

Thanks for your kind comments folks!!! I love that picture!! That lovely creature probably has no idea that is is not the most beautiful thing in the world!! What a sweetheart.