Mirabai on Beauty
A Hundred Objects Close By
I know a cure for sadness:
Let your hands
touch something that
makes your eyes
I bet there are a hundred objects close by
that can do that.
beauty's gift to us -
her power is so great she enlivens
the earth, the sky, our
A dear friend once said of the feminine,
"Beauty makes life worth living."
So, I want to tell you about a little practice of mine. I warn you, it's addictive...
I have something I call my "morning practice". It feeds me. It's mine. It's ever changing and also constant. There are many steps in the dance of my morning practice. This is the one I'll share with you today.
-- Touch something that makes your eyes smile. --
What if we woke each morning in search of something beautiful to make our eyes smile? I mean, really!
What if we woke to this world ready to receive beauty with our whole bodies?
To touch, for example, the milk white flesh of the Calla Lilly is to touch Venus herself. Or perhaps, to trace with a finger tip, even one stitch on a crazy quilt, hand sewn by some unknown woman years ago. Or, what of allowing the glowing new tips of the Douglas Fir, soft and fragrant to brush your cheek as you pass, tender as a mother's gaze.
What happens when we allow beauty to open us
into our own bodies?
What beauty makes your eyes smile?
Hello Dear One
The feminine is mystery and matter. It exists in each of us regardless of gender. So much of the unique wisdom of the feminine has been manipulated, devalued, or forced into hiding. The way we have ignored this part of ourselves shows in our anxiety, depression, exhaustion. It shows in the scars of the earth, and the grief in our hearts.
I bring women together who are interested in cultivating more vulnerability, love, and peace in their lives. I support women to reclaim their