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"Beauty Walks Among Us."

Beauty walks among us
When we tread lightly upon this earth;
as if it were a wondrous garden and we
its humble keeper.

Beauty walks among us,
When we feed the hungry
and answer the call of the helpless;
knowing that the cry we hear in the night
is indeed our own.

Beauty walks among us,
When we endeavor to teach others
out of the longing that we may learn;
knowing that The Book of Life
is not written by one,
but by many peoples, by many nations
and by many faiths.

Beauty walks among us,
When peace is not the absence of war
but the natural state of our respectful
relationships and rightful tolerance;
and as we offer others the same respect that
we would of them desire.

Beauty walks among us,
When in our hearts we seek compassion and
mercy for harms done;
for we know that mercy is not ours to give,
but only ours to share.
Knowing that we may no more separate the
deserving from the undeserving
or the righteous from the unrighteous,
any more than we may rightfully cleave
the night from the day.

Beauty walks among us,
When in our quest for Equality,
we remember that in the eyes of the Creator
we are all Equal;
and that it does not fall to us
to add or subtract from this,
but only to be mindful of the truth.

Beauty walks among us,
When in our quest for Justice,
we labor with equal measure
for the cause of Mercy;
knowing that healing can only happen in the
name of Compassion and understanding.

Beauty walks among us,
When in our quest for Beauty,
We see her face outlined in the stars
of a sparkling summer night,
When we see her dancing
in the bright eyes of a child’s face,
When we see her arms reaching up thru the great oak,
That her leaves might caress
the sky’s ever moving face.

Beauty walks among us,
When we answer without reservation
the unanswered needs of our neighbors;
who are indeed our brothers, our sisters
and our countless selves.

Beauty walks among us,
When we at our own peril,
hold another’s hand and steady them
along the high precipice of their own dreams.

Beauty walks among us,
When we walk with pride and humility
in equal measure;
accepting with appreciation and gratefulness
the many unnumbered blessings of our days,
As the earth accepts rain from the gathering sky.

Aye… Beauty walks among us,
Even in times… when in our blindness
we may see her not.

~JULIAN

From “The Dream Oracle.” Copyright 2010
Image: “Beauty Walks Amoung Us”

"Beauty Walks Among Us."

Julian Wilde

Lake Oswego, United States

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Not believing in The God that men have created in our day and age, any more than the volcano gods of the islands or the Gods created by the Romans more than 2000 years ago, it falls to me to put forth “what I do believe.” This is what I do believe and this is what I wrote. And then I felt the tears on my face….

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