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.
Beauty is what really matters because it is the signature, the expression, the talisman of authenticity, of a truth, of order, of harmony.
I wrote this book because right now we need the magic elixir and panacea that true, authentic beauty affords humanity. And we need it now. And it is so simple: find the beauty in all situations and relationships. Practice beauty. We can heal ourselves and our cosmos by simply reclaiming true beauty.
Beauty as Action
It is the mission of Beauty As Action and The Way of Beauty to reclaim beauty and raise awareness of its higher, true nature; to use this concept as a guiding principle in helping to heal current cultural anomie and unrest; and to help determine the greatest good in any given situation, whether it be local or global.