Seek spiritual beauty

September 28, 2016 | 12 comments

“Glamour is a shooting star, it catches your eye, but fades away, beauty is the sun always brilliant day after day.

~ Mike Dolan

“Beauty, as well as truth, is eternal; but the beauty of material things passes away, fading and fleeting as mortal belief.

“Comeliness and grace are independent of matter…Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color.

“The recipe for beauty is to have less illusion and more Soul, to retreat from the belief of pain or pleasure in the body into the unchanging calm and glorious freedom of spiritual harmony.”

~ Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 247

12 thoughts on “Seek spiritual beauty”

  1. Thank you Evan for this inspring SpiritView presenting us the real and eternal idea of beauty which solely is in God and naturally is expressed by his beloved child and even by all creature! Am very grateful to learn about the real, spiritual man as expression of God, Good in Christian Science!

  2. What a lovely idea of Beauty…Beauty that never fades away with time, always brilliant like the sun. Beauty that is eternal.. independent of physical appearance or age and more connected to the SOUL, expressing purity, holiness, calmness, satisfaction, boundless bliss, serenity, peace, grandeur.
    The glow of beauty shines more resplendent because its firmly rooted in the eternal spiritual calm and perpetual bliss of SOUL and is not at the mercy of matter or material senses. As Mrs Eddy so aptly writes, that man when governed by Soul is always beautiful and grand. Advancing age too can not mar the beauty of soul.
    Yes.. its worthwhile to seek spiritual beauty and bliss, rather than seeking the ever fading and short-lived physical charm and beauty. Ultimately its the good qualities of a person which speak volumes of beauty.
    Thanks Evan for the enlightenment on true BEAUTY.

  3. Love today’s inspiration, Evan! Thank you! What a great reminder not to put our thoughts into the fleeting finite, but into the spirit of Soul… the beauty that is ours, always. I love the graphic also. Have a beautiful day everyone!

  4. Is there any being or life form, animate or inanimate that is not beautiful.
    Can we see beauty in a person even if they are mired in the belief of material illusion.
    If we acknowledge the illusion we still have work to do.

  5. Thank you Evan for this wonderful post. Beauty to me is operating under divine principle where all action is beautiful, graceful, harmonious, joyous and available to all who will accept such into their daily experience.

  6. Thank you, Evan and Great Comments! Today, on my early morning Run, I was filled with such Awe, Wonder and Gratitude as I saw reflected the rosy streaks of Sunrise framed by Mountains and Pine Trees……Ahhhh…… N. Idaho! I knew it was a reflection of God’s Spiritual, Eternal Beauty and it gave me such a sense of Peace and Love!!

  7. Oh yes, another big subject. So many of them! We definitely need to keep up the Good Work.

    This SpiritView made me of Mrs. Eddy’s words on “beautiful,” in regard to our human friends:

    “Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests upon its object. One marvels that a friend can ever seem less than beautiful.”

    Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, 248:3-5

    I struggle with the claim of losing my human attractiveness as I “get older…” …a hard problem for many women (men, too, of course), due, I feel, to the aggressive advertising campaigns that bombard human minds so continually. And also due to the general human belief that one must be attractive to be … attractive, etc. (Well, you know what I mean.)

    Divine Love is what is Most Attractive, to me, anyway. Probably to all of us. Well, really, to all of us! Someone said to me once, “It is ALL the search for God.”
    We are all hungry for Love.

    How very wonderful that the mighty Science of the Christ is here with us to show us what real Love, God, is, and to increasingly understand and see this in our lives!!

    Thank you, Love!

  8. Thanks Evan! Thank you everyone who took the time to add to this! Over the last week I have been loving all creatures big and small! What God created is good and Love is all. God is the true beholder of beauty.

  9. Thanks, Evan, and everyone! I’m trying each day to recognize the spiritual nature of everything I see–the beauty of Soul surrounding me in the mountains, trees, flowers, sky, etc.; the likeness of Love found in friends, family, and pets; the order and harmony derived from the divine Principal, Love, and the vitality and vibrancy which come from Life. It makes life rewarding and wonderful!

  10. This topic is often a subject I do struggle with. I often feel that many people judge you if you aren’t beautiful.
    I personally feel that I try to see beauty in all my friends . It is hard in a family to see some members being very attractive and others not. I feel we are
    Often judged in some proportion by just how beautiful we are. I really appreciated Nergish’s remarks. I know that I try to express more Soulful qualities. Basically try to not think about it and concentrate on expressing Godlike qualities. It would be sweet to look 100% stunning.

  11. Some of the definitions for beauty I’ve gathered over the years: kindness; that which is agreeable; pleasant or dear; goodness; sweetness; loveliness; graciousness. And from Cedars Camp Metaphysical “our continual spiritual insights make us radiant.” Some of the most beautiful people I’ve known are not physically attractive. So let your light shine and those around you will see your true beauty. (=

  12. Thank you Evan for this wonderful reminder of true beauty. Great comments by all but Maximo and Josef your comments said a lot to me. Maximo: “Can we see beauty in a person even if they are mired in the belief of material illusion. If we acknowledge the illusion we still have work to do.” Wow! Josef: “Beauty to me is operating under divine principle…….available to all who will accept such into their daily experience.” So true.

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