What really matters? Surprisingly, it is beauty—True Beauty.
We have all experienced moments of True Beauty—whether seeing a field of flowers, hearing a child laugh, or feeling in harmony with everything around us. Practicing True Beauty—not to be mistaken for glamour—puts us in synchronicity with the healing of our planet as well as on the path of spiritual evolution. Most importantly, by learning to engage with beauty more often, we can heal our cultural dysfunctions and transform our world and our role within it to be more positive and generative.
Beauty as Action guides us on the journey to become practitioners of True Beauty through simple, everyday actions that don’t require esoteric tools or objects. With humor, anecdotes, and dashes of philosophy, author, shamanic practitioner, and inventor Lisa Z. Lindahl shows us how we can:
1. Consciously practice the pursuit and cultivation of True Beauty beyond surfaces and appearances
2.Recognize and honor the presence of True Beauty while we actively engage in creating it
3. Preserve and return the prominence of True Beauty in our global culture
For the sake of ourselves and our world, we must act now. Beauty as Action shows us how.
Lisa Z. Lindahl is an artist, women’s health advocate and shamanic practitioner. She invented the sports bra in 1977, revolutionizing athletic participation for women and girls. She has a BS in Education from the University of Vermont and a Master’s of Arts in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University in California. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where it rarely goes below freezing and one can garden year ’round.
"Everything is in relationship to everything else!" and boy don't we feel this during the holidays! Or "holi-daze" as I am likely to say. Whether warm family memories, current family expectations or the lack of either, somehow the holiday season heightens our awareness of each other, doesn't it?
So walk in Beauty, SEE one another and take care of yourself in the process! Happy Holidays-
Beauty as Action
What is meant by “relationship”? At its most basic, it is the existence of communication between an entity and itself or between two separate entities. It can be felt and perceived by others outside the relationship, but need not be in order to exist. Our cosmos is in endless relationship—with itself, as it is self-organizing—as well as with all else. Whether we name it autopoiesis, holarchy, love, gravity, entropy, or strange attractors, we are naming a type and form of relationship. Harmony is when relationships are in synchronous flow. Discord is when relationships are flowing against one another: intention and counterintention.