Beauty Is in the Soul of the One Who Sees It

Updated on September 15, 2018
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Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.

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The outer world does not have its own character, either good or bad. It has only the character that we give it with our thoughts.

— Sean Dragon

Respect-less, Human-less

One of the things that used to upset me since, as a young child, I began to observe the world around me, was one of the abilities that we humans have; to create ugliness. I first noticed it in the environment that we create, but as I was growing up, I realised that it was within us and from there it manifests in the outside world. I was very angry with our choice of destroying without thinking about nature, our fellow humans, all creation. As if everything is our property and we have the right to behave as we want, without any respect. As I was growing up, it became apparent to me that the cause of all these was our selfishness. It was then that I first realised who our real enemy is. As I was a young rebel, I declared my personal war on egoism.

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War Is Pain

A long time passed, and I suffered a lot of defeats, mostly at an internal and mental level, before I realise that every war will bring only damage and pain. Because when you decide to fight something, it means that you give it substance and strength since you recognise it as a self-contained entity. I understood that any negative reaction is not a solution to any problem and that if we do not change our inner world, nothing can change outside. Finally, I figured out that the beauty or ugliness I see in the world is a reflection of what I have in my Soul. It's like when we wear coloured glasses, and the world gets a colour that is not the real one since we only see it. So the "colour" that our soul gives to the world is what it ultimately appears to us, and that is what we see. Therefore, our soul projects in our eyes the world we see, beautiful or ugly.

The Creator Within

Our Soul is the creator of our body and our world. Our Father-Creator has endowed our Soul with this divine ability of creation so that we can create the world in which we choose to live. And we have the ability to correct our choices as we learn from our mistakes, hence the ability to improve our bodies and our world.

Modern medicine understands and gradually recognises the role of Mind and Soul as the cause of diseases. More and more disorders are associated with psychosomatic causes, and doctors attempt to treat them by changing the attitude of the patient's Soul. So, step by step, modern humans understand that what manifests in the external world as health or illness, as beauty or ugliness is primarily an expression of what we let to grow in our Soul. The thoughts we make, the beliefs we establish, the words we say, the feelings we let grow within us, either as individuals or collectively as the human race, eventually manifest themselves in our body and our world.

If you do not like the world you look at, because it is full of poverty, hunger, pain, crimes, destruction, do not look away from you. We, humans, have filled our Souls with fear, guilt, hatred, grudge, envy. How can our Souls create a beautiful world with such lousy materials? God gave our Soul the divine gift of creation, as we said, but when I choose - because it is my choice - materials like these, my Soul cannot create anything else than illness and degeneration to my body and my world.

Beauty in Soul, Beauty in World

I remember the words of my beloved Master when I asked him how I can learn to see beauty again around me. He had told me:

"Beauty is not in the world. The world is a projection, a picture of the state of the Soul that looks. Beauty is in the Soul of the one who sees it. This is the reason why two people can look at the same thing, and one sees beauty while the other sees ugliness. When you fill your soul with Him who is the source of Love and Beauty, there is no place for anything other than this Love and Beauty. A pure, refreshing, miraculous Love that takes away all negativity, every selfish creation like fear and hatred, and transmits this Beauty to the body and the world. And the magic is that as stronger becomes the Love in your Soul, the stronger its projections are in the world and can influence it more and more positively. More people perceive these robust projections and help them to change their perspective and give them the impetus to choose their own development. "

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Therefore, if I want to live in a beautiful world and enjoy it with a healthy body, I have to change within. And this will not happen with war, because a battle with myself it can only enlarge the destruction. You can't fight negative thoughts because they feed and grow up this way, by the negative energy of a fight. You should not let them space to grow. If you fill your Soul and your Mind at all times with thoughts of Love, serving, compassion, understanding, then you do not let room for negativity. Then you feed the Soul-creator with those materials she needs to create a beautiful, peaceful, cheerful, gentle world and a body healthy and strong to enjoy it.

If you and I start the effort, we will give motive to others to do so. Then we will slowly change our whole Soul-of-humanity, and we will be able to see the Paradise again. The Paradise that has always been here, but we stopped being aware of it.

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I give my Soul the best materials, and she builds Paradise again for me.

— Sean Dragon

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      • Ellison Hartley profile image

        Ellison Hartley 

        3 months ago from Maryland, USA

        Your welcome. Thank you for writing such uplifting work. I hope that one day more people in the world will try and see things this way! Looking forward to your next article!

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        3 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        I believe the same thing, my dear Ellison, and I have proofs that this is right. For example, sending Love to the world through my writings I met you!

        Thank you for your kind words!

        You know that you have my Love and prayers!

        Sean

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        Ellison Hartley 

        3 months ago from Maryland, USA

        I love this! So true. I love to read your writing, it just gives me positive vibes, I'm a strong believer that you get back what you send out into the world! I'm always trying to send out love and positivity!

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        Eric Dierker 

        4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Such great comments. Cool.

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        4 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        My dear sister Dana, your beautiful comment made my week, and thank you for this blessing, but your last line is a priceless gem that I will treasure in my Heart! I can't find words to thank you!

        I love to write quotes and using them as guiding signs in my life. My next Hub will be about them, and there will be a special one for you. I hope you'll like it!

        Gratitude!

        Sean

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        4 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        My dear Brother Tim, thank you so much for your powerful comment which supports and completes my text. Your words are always precious to me!

        Admiration and respect are mutual.

        My Love to you and Lori!

        Sean

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        Dana Tate 

        4 months ago from LOS ANGELES

        "I give my Soul the best materials, and she builds Paradise again for me."

        Beautiful quote and a good reminder of why it's so important to feed the mind good, positive things. What you receive is what you put out. Or as I love to say, one of my favorite bible verse

        proverbs 4:23- Protect your heart with all diligence, for from it springs the issues of life.

        I love to read proverbs and psalms and, a lot of verses were just nice bible quotes until they became seasoned and fruitful in my life. Two people can experience the same thing and, see it in different ways.

        Example: One person can see rainfall and think of cleanliness, and growth and another person will think of how cold and wet, or how muddy it will be outside. Same view but viewed differently. Beauty is in the Soul or in the eyes of the one who sees it. The more I read your articles, the more beauty I see in your soul- Sean Dragon.

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        Tim Truzy 

        4 months ago from U.S.A.

        Thanks, Sean. This goes nicely with the spiritual doctrine of Love being the greatest commandment. If we act in love, then we will see love, even when no one else is recognizing it.

        I remember watching one video from one of your articles on the Holographic Universe - again consistent with Biblical and other teachings - what we do on Earth, Heaven acknowledges.

        So, if we love here, our love is increased by that much more.

        Wonderful wisdom in your text, brother.

        "The outer world does not have its own character, either good or bad. It has only the character that we give it with our thoughts."

        Thanks Sean for reminding us of a powerful truth.

        Much respect and admiration,

        Sincerely,

        Tim

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        4 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Yes, my brother John, Love and acceptance is always the answer! This is my basic motto in life. Thank you for your beautiful comment and for your feedback. I always appreciate your visit.

        God Bless your noble Heart!

        Sean

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        4 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        "But what is holding human being back is not negativity. It is self-delusion and selfishness."

        Yes, my brother Miebakagh, this is the bitter truth!

        Thank you!

        Sean

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        John Hansen 

        4 months ago from Queensland Australia

        You have a lot of wisdom, Sean, and in fact, we should all be gaining more wisdom every day of our lives. Fighting wars is certainly not the answer because, as you say, by giving wrongs our attention we are just fueling the fire. We do all see the world with different eyes too. Love and acceptance is always the answer.

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        4 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hey, Sean, not at all. This inner working of the soul, some called it intuition, is a daily phenomenon. Without it, the world will be reduced to a refuse dump. All the best we are enjoying at the moment is due to the positive projections.

        This working can be seen in the elements. Let's take the sun, moon, and stars as examples. Do their emit darkness? The answer is negative. Otherwise, the whole world will soon be enveloped in darkness. Their constantly radiates and glow with light energy. Human beings have twice the capacity to bean this beauty.

        But what is holding human being back is not negativity. It is self-delusion and selfishness. Thank you.

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        Eric Dierker 

        4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        It is so nice to be a known brother with you. I so much believe in this article. I keep the "War of Art" / Honest to God / and "The Path of No Resistance" around all the time. I always read them with this so important message in mind.

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        4 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        I learn, my dear Brother, Manatita, I keep on learning. And recently I have gained great things from a tiny ant! I praise the God for sending this ant to my path!

        Sean

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        4 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Your Sensei is a wise teacher, my dear brother Eric, but I am not sure who is teaching whom! I always Love your comments, and I believe in a little while I will write just to see them! Ha!Ha!

        I Love you brother, and my prayers are always by your side.

        Thank you so much for your friendship.

        Sean

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        4 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Yes, my dear Mary, this is an unending and beautiful journey, the greatest of all adventures! I am by your side with my prayers and Love. Thank you for honouring me with your excellent comment.

        God Bless your Journey!

        Sean

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        4 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Yes, my dear "daughter" Li-Jen, this is the plan:

        Love your Self the way God Loves you and fill the world with this Love.

        Love is the Beauty! And indeed, I am a happy man because I can see this Beauty everywhere anymore!

        Thank you for your comment!

        I wish you to see your Beauty!

        Sean

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        4 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        My dear brother Miebakagh, you've got a significant talent to improve my Hubs with your wise comments! Thank you so much for your contribution! Your comment is beautiful and inspirational.

        Gratitude!

        Sean

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        manatita44 

        4 months ago from london

        Haha.

        I sense your status. God has already given you many Graces. What can a tiny ant add?

        The life of a seeker is a great privilege and a great responsibilty. You serve the Masters loftily and with much Love and kindness in the Heart.

      • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        4 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        My beloved Brother Manatita, I have nothing more to ask for this Hub. Your uplifting comment is "all the money" for me! But you, of all others, must be objective and rigorous, I need it. Ha! Ha!

        Much Love Brother!

        Sean

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        Eric Dierker 

        4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        A wonderful way to start my day.

        Some days all I can do is not mess things up. Meaning of course my, mind, body and soul.

        It is very hard to find this peace when my wife is nagging and my son is acting up. But when I am right even that has it's own beauty.

        My Sensei used to say be careful with this while driving ;-)

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        Mary Norton 

        4 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Yes, Sean, this is so true. I, too, had my own journey of working on my inner self and it is not easy but it is worthwhile. It is an unending journey.

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        Li-Jen Hew 

        4 months ago

        Hey Sean. I think you have said you need negativity to appreciate goodness so your experience helped you. I like what your Master had said. Similarly, you said if we can be ourselves, we can give love like giving love to the world. Which means we project the love for ourselves to the world. Thanks for sharing and keep up with the finding beauty in everything. :)

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        4 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, loannis, in reality, beauty is an inward reflection. What we usually see in us is what is projected. It is a type of creative order. Take an artist, for example, he/she draws an animal real or imaginative. The finished result if it has any flaw, can be changed. And the change can only come from within. Any external addition makes the work polluted. So, the best of beauty is always within.

        When God created the heavens and the earth, everything was very good. We notice when the bad comes, it comes from within a created creature, and not from the external environment. Beauty again comes from within to clothe the ugly. Thank you for sharing.

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        manatita44 

        4 months ago from london

        Well said! A super-excellent article and a thoroughly meaningful piece.

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