You Too Are That Beautiful to Me, Episode 160

It’s in the small acts that we build a life: the way we look at one another, the way we talk to one another, the way we listen. At these times when so much of what we rely upon is being called into question, what does it take for us to see that it’s these small acts that also shape who we are? Can we learn to be the ones who, a step at a time, bring to the world exactly what we are longing for? Can we learn to be the ones who relate to one another with the dignity and sacredness that’s the possibility for all human beings? This episode of Turning Towards Life is a conversation about reciprocity, kindness and simple acts of mutual recognition, hosted as always by Lizzie Winn and Justin Wise of Thirdspace.

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Our source this week is brought to us by Lizzie, and is written by Hollie Holden:

Some days my soul taps me on the shoulder,
A lot.

And some days, I ignore her,
Over and over again.

And then she has to get serious
Because she sees how I can get.
And she knows I can’t resist stopping
To look at leaves.

And so today,
She made a deal with a tree
And arranged for this one
To land right in front of my feet,
Not red, not green, not yellow, not orange,
And exquisite in her raindrop gown of Great Change.

And while I was admiring her offering,
She snuck in a whisper,
That sneaky soul of mine:
You too are that beautiful to me, you know.
Before you Get There,
While you feel stuck,
In the middle of all the feelings,
In the midst of so much change,
As you sit in the In Between space
Of red, green, yellow, orange.
You too are that beautiful to me.

Hollie Holden

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