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  1. Charlie T

    I can honor the beauty in others by recognizing and carrying that beauty forward in my life and actions.

    3 months ago
  2. Don Jones

    The idea of Wabi Sabi comes to mind – a simplicity, an acceptance of the is-ness of now, Grace in action, a realization of the temporary, cyclical nature of this world.

    3 months ago
  3. Elaine

    Honour the beauty. Mmmm. I love the word honour and its connotations of love and respect, appreciation and noticing. Beauty is shiningly obvious in some; hard to see in others. The question invites me to pay attention to the latter. Okay.

    3 months ago
  4. Antoinette

    Honor ? I can let go of my self righteous mind world for a start! That’s honoring others! Let go of the self who judges, and is self righteous. It’s what I’m working on 24/7!

    3 months ago
  5. GR8FULL

    So many great responses to a wonderful question of the day. In order for me to honor the beauty in others I must: 1) be able to honor the beauty in myself, 2) be present and aware, and 3) not judge them or anything as good or bad. I cant give what I don’t have to give. Once I am present, and not distracted by my own shit, I can open my heart and accept them for their own uniqueness and recognize they are no different from me – thus honoring their beauty.

    3 months ago
    1. Carol

      GR8FULL, Beautifully said.

      3 months ago
    2. Mica

      I love your 1st one, GR8FULL – How can we wholeheartedly honor the beauty in others if we’re not good at honoring the beauty in ourselves? 🙂

      3 months ago
  6. Carol

    How can I honor the beauty in others?

    Paradoxically, by working on my own inner life. There is so much pain and suffering in the world that the only thing that can heal it, is for our species to grow, to choose love over fear, vulnerability over power, compassion over destructive passion. We keep trying to fix the outside with out looking at the inside. We, as a species, need to embrace the willingness to integrate our insides and our outsides. It’s every person’s job. We continually question “who, what, when, where, and why?” And never get around to “How” and “How is Now.” I ask myself often, “Am I responding to what Life is offering me or am I reacting.” When I grow, the species grows. When you grow, the species grows. What a beautiful world it would be if we all used our free will to own our thoughts, feelings and actions. The disciple ask the Master to define Spirituality. The Master replied, “Awareness.” The disciple said, ” I mean give me a full definition.” The Master replied, “Awareness…Awareness…Awareness.” (Anthony DeMello) I can honor the beauty in myself and others through the willingness to “Look and See.” In John’s Gospel which I was taught is a higher Christology, the risen Christ constantly invites others to “Come and See.” That’s compassion, that is passionately being with those we consider “other.” To truly see beauty in everyone, everything has to be subject not object.

    3 months ago
    1. Hermann-Josef

      Yes only beauty can recognize beauty.

      3 months ago
    2. Mica

      Thank you Carol – “How is Now” 🙂 As GR8FULL says, we need to honor ourselves. 🙂

      3 months ago
  7. Barb C

    We see what we look for. This is a wonderful reminder that everyone brings their own beauty and that the conventional standards are really a way of leaving some people out. I’ve been working to undo the voices of diet culture and fatphobia in my head with some success. Thinking in terms of honoring is beautiful in and of itself.

    3 months ago
  8. dragonfly

    When I stop spending my time judging others and fearing our differences and instead open my heart enough to see other’s uniqueness as a thing of beauty. When I open my eyes and start to see the truth of who people are, I receive the gift of recognizing their light and humanity and I honour how much beauty they offer to humanity.

    3 months ago
  9. Cathie

    By looking for it in everyone, really seeing it and being delighted by it.

    3 months ago
  10. Laura

    Expressing appreciation and gratitude for them, often in words, but sometimes the only chance I may have is to give them a smile.

    3 months ago
  11. Sinda

    When I am in town, I give everybody inner facials and makeovers. Sometimes just moisturizer, lippy, a bit of rouge. Sometimes a glass of water.

    3 months ago
    1. Kevin

      True marks of a healer at work. I suggest that the wonder is not in the product, but in the hands and the heart of Sinda.

      3 months ago
    2. Barb C

      I love this image of caring for others.

      3 months ago
  12. Rabbit

    I like to think of it like the pebble thrown in a lake. Express my gratitude to someone when I experience or see their beauty and hopefully they will do the same for the beauty they see in others.

    3 months ago
  13. EJP

    I can honor the beauty in others with respect and gratitude.

    3 months ago
  14. Kevin

    This in itself is a beautiful question. Honoring and celebrating beauty is a gift we’ve been given should we choose to receive it. From the sight of a new-born child to the years-worn wrinkles of advanced age, the human form at rest or in motion is a breathtaking thing to behold. I honor it best by seeing and naming it whenever I can and when its appropriate. Be it the tone of a voice, pauses of words, or some people’s spiritual presence uttering no words at all, it is all a beautiful treasure, an elixir, for the heart and the soul every day.

    3 months ago
    1. Mica

      ‘Wrinkles of advanced age” 🙂 Thanks, Kevin – What sci fi character was it who thought old people with their wrinkles were so much more beautiful than young people? My search in a famous search engine isn’t giving me an answer; I’ll not name the search engine, because a post of mine was rejected for including its name 😐

      3 months ago
      1. Kevin

        Really? That’s interesting,Mica. Now you’ve got me thinking about which movie it was. I have a friend who’s a movie buff and I’ll ask him.

        3 months ago
        1. Mica

          It was a book. Dune or something. The alien being was on Earth, so probably not Dune. But doubtless made into a movie, too. Thanks, Kevin. 🙂

          3 months ago
    2. Rabbit

      Kevin,
      You, your writings, and voice are a beautiful part of this site. Thank you.

      3 months ago
      1. Kevin

        You’re very kind, my friend. Thank you.

        3 months ago
    3. Christine

      Thank you, Kevin, for this beautifull elixer for heart and soul. And …….in return a grateful heart and a grateful soul.
      💞🌷

      3 months ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, Christine, and for being you and being present.

        3 months ago
  15. Michele

    I have to honor the beauty in the Photo by Neil Thomas by the Word for the Day. I loved it and it instantly made me smile as soon as I saw it.

    3 months ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you, Michele! Indeed I saw it but forgot it. Quite wonderful! 🙂There. I copied it to my gratefulness doc

      3 months ago
    2. Barb C

      I had moved too quickly past that page and this made me go back and look at it. Thank you! This reminds me that pausing to truly see is a way of honoring, whether I’m seeing beauty or anything else.

      3 months ago
    3. Christine

      So did I, Michele 😊💞🌷

      3 months ago
    4. Kevin

      Me too, Michele! I lingered longer than usual before moving on to the Daily Question. There’s a sense of grace and purpose in that image that just makes me pause and smile.

      3 months ago
  16. Hermann-Josef

    Stop, look, honor

    3 months ago

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