Sunday, November 24, 2019

We don't save beauty. It saves us!

We don't save beauty. It saves us. Gretel Erhlich

I believe the secret to youth is to fill your mind with beauty. Whether it be the smile of a new born, a touching melody, the perfection of art, the cresendo of crashing waves, or a moving landscape-- the act of filling your heart and mind with what you find beautiful is what matters.

Goat Camp, Tylos Lodge B.C.

There you have it. The answer to the question that sent Ponce de Leon through treacherous mosquito infested jungles on a futile journey to the New World. The quest that prompts millions to spend billions on potions in a jar, or on surgical nips and tucks, ends with this truth. It is the absorption of the beauty, found free of charge, that will keep your heart clear and your mind cleansed.

My mission is to get to as many beautiful places as I can before they are gone( or I am, whichever comes first). It keeps the rust of my soul and my spirit soaring.
Linda at Sierra Retreat-Malibu, CA

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1 comment:

  1. Love reading your adventures and know that you have been my inspiration since forever.