Banish Writer’s Block: What IS Absoulute Beauty?

What a wise and wonderful question! Every person will have an entirely different answer, based on their own unique POV. Mine is rather unorthodox, maybe even unsettling. That’s the “beauty” of it, and not limited to eye of the beholder as with museum art or an attractive body. I’m exploring the other senses, feelings, emotions, within a natural healing process than can turn our perception of “ugly” into something beautiful…

I begin my answer with another question: Why should we be afraid to show grief when we’ve suffered a loss? Maybe “afraid” is too strong a word. More like self-conscious and unwilling to look messy or ugly, as with a face scrunched up with tears. We women know that means mascara running down our cheeks — “Oh-my-gosh, can’t allow anyone to see me like this!” It’s embarrassing, and more so for men due to society’s double standard. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Having a “good cry” is therapeutic, shows our sensitivity and we feel so much better afterwards, don’t we? After a rainstorm, the air is so fresh and clean and everything looks beautiful. Whenever we have a drought (as now in California) the raindrops become our Heavenly Father’s merciful tears nourishing the parched earth below. Likewise, when we give free reign to our grief, there is a catharsis taking place which is very healing. Those who hear someone crying, have a natural urge to help that person out of sympathy and kindness. We have a causal relationship here that is “beauty” in action, not just a superficial perception of what we consider attractive, and THAT is the essence of compassion. The tear-stained face is beautiful and the offered shoulder to cry on provides blessed relief. Who knew that you could be at your most “attractive” when grieving the death of a loved one? This emotion is an inherent part of our human experience; an absoulute expression of the Soul. Think of it as the ultimate gift to yourself — the freedom to breathe in the grief and embrace tears you shed as a testament to the one you loved. One of my favorite quotes is from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, “The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as a gentle rain from Heaven above to the earth below. It is twice blessed; it blesseth him that gives and him that receives.”

A compassionate heart, humbly baring its soul. Ahh, I can’t think of anything more beautiful than that.

Banish Writer’s Block: Unleash the Flow of Creativity!

Blogging is new to me, though I’ve been writing ever since my chubby, grubby little hand could grasp a pen. I’ve only posted three entries previously, and will be writing another tomorrow. I’m very grateful to have discovered this cool new community of bloggers. What a useful and timely gift! My intention is to be of service to other writers, by offering a “breakthrough” approach to overcoming the nefarious and nebulous “writers block” which is a common affliction for us creatives. Before “Blogging 101” I figured I would post once a week. Now I see that more activity would certainly move me along the learning/growing continuum faster, like every day (What the hey?!) I’m hoping that “Blogging 101” will get me into the habit of consistently offering value to my readers (What? – Where are they?  – Don’t have any yet…) so I may earn a place in cyberspace, and become revered in the “blogosphere”. I am a certified Law of Attraction Life Coach and Qigong Master. I gently guide my clients to meditate while doing flowing movements. I’m all about being “in the flow” and moving through life with more ease and grace, whether writing a poem or doing an exercise. I just never knew that blogging online could be an avenue for creative expression… Now I’m boldly venturing where I’ve never gone before, not sure where it will take me, but knowing I will eventually get there – Woo Hoo! 😀