I love reading the messages on my teabags and this line from a poem by Emily Dickinson really made me think. “Beauty is not caused. It is.”
We spend so much energy trying to “ be beautiful” through fashion, hairstyles and cosmetics, but is that really beauty? To me, everything about nature is beauty, and I wonder if Emily Dickinson meant that beauty is that which is pure, natural and organic. Maybe beauty is what speaks to our heart and connects us to the light of our soul, makes us smile and cry tears of joy. As a therapist I’ve encountered beauty in the middle of our deepest sorrow because it sparks empathy and compassion and makes us reach for love and kindness.
What do you think beauty is? I'’ve decided that beauty is everywhere and “It is” anything that brings us delight!
I’ve always loved the word Delight! To me it means “of the light” and with all the darkness and fear in the world today, I wanted to create a place where we can gather together, restore our connection to the light and help one another to Delight The World with love, kindness, gentleness, beauty, compassion and grace. —Amy Rose, LCSW