Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday Muses: Stealing Inward

"As we grow old, the beauty steals inward."
                                                                                 - Ralph Waldo Emerson

True beauty flourishes inside a confident and dynamic woman. A lifelong beauty  has flung her attentions well beyond the mercurial mirror frame, navigating her focus with her keen interest in the world around her. She's a champion of others, never flinching to put herself into the fray if the cause is just.  She loves what she loves, and knows the value of good values.  Beauty grown inward, is the fruition of a lifetime, a gentle but steely deliberate cultivation, and no happy accident of nature. Grateful for whatever good fortune she has mined, a true beauty owns her circumstance. Inward beauty's gaze grows outward, and leaves no small mark on the world at large.

How you define beauty alters the way beauty affects your world. Where you place your attention on what is beautiful, changes the way beauty is treated in your world.  

Who and what are your definitions of beautiful?


Patti said...

Beautiful = this post! Thank you for this. xox.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Well said, Bella. You have a gift with words and this is beautiful.

Suzanne said...

LOVED this!


Barbro Andersen said...

Beauty is kindness, empathy and honesty <3

Beautifully written!

Becky said...


Vix said...

Passion, honesty, integrity and a kind heart.

Margaret Dallospedale said...

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The Style Crone said...

Thank you Bella, for the inclusion! I feel very honored and privileged to be a part of your post. Your words are beautiful and touching!

Anonymous said...

Bella, Can't thank you enough for this beautiful post. I truly believe that beauty radiates from the inside out and we has individual women have so much to share with others, its wonderful to be reminded to let that light shine.

Natalia Lialina said...

Beautiful, inspiring Bella. You are beautiful! My Mom at her 69, loving life, accepting of others, forgiving and letting go - is beautiful. Judi Dench at her 80 still enjoying her work is beautiful. My gorgeous blogging friends willing to grow, expand, become who they want to become and share that with the whole big world, are beautiful.

Unknown said...

Love this! You've said it well. Debbie @