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Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.
-- Nathaniel Hawthorne


Tuesday, July 27, 1999

Beautiful life

The beauty you see around you is already inside you. If it were not, then it would not appear as beauty. As you delight in a magnificent vista, or an elegantly created work of art, remember that the beauty you admire is always yours. Its power is within you regardless of possession or physical presence.

In this sense, the beauty in the world is mainly a reminder of the incredible beauty that is your life. It is great to have those reminders which renew and fulfill your sense of beauty and appreciation for it. Yet the essence of beauty is not in the objects which you call beautiful, it is in the wonder and magnificence of life itself.

The power of beauty is a living power, and it is yours to apply. The beauty you sense around you is merely a hint of the abundance of beauty that is your life. Yes, there are challenges. Yes, there are tragedies. Yes, there is pain. Still, through it all, every moment of every day, you have the beauty and richness that is your life. Feel the awesome power of that, and live it.

— Ralph Marston

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