On Beauty

We all seek our kindred soul or spirit, but, as Initiatic Science tells us, you cannot find on the outside what you have not already found inside, you will pass it by without noticing. The more beauty you possess inwardly, the more beauty you will perceive on the physical plane. If you are not sufficiently developed, if you have no beauty inside, then you will not see it around you nor even recognize its existence. If you have inner beauty, you will see it everywhere, because the outer world is a reflection of the inner world.  Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov 


The philosopher, Schopenhauer, once said, 'Opposites throw light upon each other.'
Beauty does not belong exclusively to the regions of light and loveliness, cut off from the conversation of oppositions. The vigour and vitality of beauty derives precisely from the heart of difference. No life is one-sided; the life of each of us is animated by the inner conversation of forces which counter and complement each other. Beauty inhabits the cutting edge of creativity - mediating between the known and unknown, light and darkness, masculine and feminine, visible and invisible, chaos and meaning, sound and silence, self and others. ~ John O'Donahue


Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful. ~Sophia Loren