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Beguiled by Beauty
Cultivating a Life of Contemplation and Compassion

“The Beauty of a World Without a ‘Why’”
Week 5 

Welcome to week 5 of our series Beguiled by Beauty cultivating a life of contemplation and compassion. This week we discover that the beauty in other beings exists completely for itself – the joy of existence is the purpose of life. When we tune into the raw delight in the world we discover true beauty. As we let go of how everything relates to us, serves us, benefits us, we begin to appreciate all things for their own worth and beauty, and our desire for their flourishing intensifies. When we turn this idea onto our own selves, we can let go of the expectations of others and the societal standards of beauty in regard to our own worth. Listen to the word of the holy for you this day “You are lovely.”