• Dorothee Soelle writes about beauty as simplifying our lives and cutting away all the clutter.
  • Leonard Koren explains the understanding of beauty in the Japanese aesthetic of wabi--sabi.
  • Etan Boritzer, in this excerpt from his children's book, affirms the variety of beauty in our multicultural world.
  • Patricia Adams Farmer explores the spiritual practice of beauty, and finds it in the hat she loves to wear.
  • Oscar Romero hails the church's mission to celebrate the beauty of the image of God in every person.
  • Thomas Moore considers some of the many different dimensions of beauty.
  • Sam Keen regards the artistry of a trapeze troupe as an effort to create something of fleeting and fragile beauty.
  • Matthew Fox celebrates the beauty of the universe and beckons us all to savor its variety and vitality.
  • Ruth Baetz tutors us on finding beauty and energy in nature.
  • Kent Nerburn wants us to discover beauty and the divine in all people and all things.
  • Susan Ross describes how African-American women have tried to make the church a place of beauty by wearing fancy hats.
  • Kabir Helminski discusses recognizing beauty as something that draws us into relationship with the Divine.
  • Krista Tippett probes how the passion for beauty is at the core of human religious experience.
  • Susan Rowland sees beauty in the clearing away of clutter that steals our time and drains our energy.
  • J. Ruth Gendler shares her passion for beauty in a rich and thought-provoking essay exploring its breadth and depth.
  • Tom Montgomery-Fate cherishes aspects of beauty which we would normally consider unorthodox and far-out.
  • Sarah Susanka shares a story of her love for a beautiful dish when she was a young girl.
  • Julia Cameron suggests crafting a sense of beauty that is outside the norm and the brainwashing standards of the media.
  • Elizabeth Johnson reveals many different ways the Hispanic community acknowledges and honors beauty.
  • Richard Foster heralds simplicity as that which enables us to live lives of integrity in the face of the terrible realities of our global village.
  • Omid Safi writes about Muhammad seeing women as providing the connection between beauty and the spiritual domain.
  • Piero Ferrucci explains how to make the experience of beauty more likely and more meaningful.

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