“Let the beauty we love become the good we do.” ~Rumi
We tend to like and love things which are beautiful. Naturally, what is pleasing to our senses we perceive as beautiful. We generally limit our perception of beauty to the 5 senses, specially to the eye. It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul. What we see is what we associate quite deeply in ourselves. When we sense something is really beautiful, we fall in love and do not want to leave it. We want to carry it with ourselves and keep it close to us. Beautiful things makes us want to keep them, become possessive about them and never let go. But we do keep moving, our perception of beauty changes over time and that is becoming shorter and shorter. Things we see as beautiful also change over time and strangely we never come to think of that change when we are so deeply in love with the beauty we see today. We have to enjoy the present moment and beauty is a perfect example of that. If we enjoy the beauty without getting too attached and possessive about it, it would be truly living in the present.
Perception of beauty changes, the beauty of the good we do remains.
When we seek and fall in love with the beauty, we tend to sometimes fall prey to to the attachment and possessiveness. The more we realise that, and translate the love for the beauty into the good we all will do, we will leave a truly lasting impact. We have to yearn to do good and do it with all the beauty we can. What we do, must also become beautiful to others, become lasting and become your trait. The good we do becomes enriched with the beauty we add to it. As much as we want to see and have a good experience with the senses, doing good goes beyond it. Beauty has to be seen at many levels. The outside beauty which generally withers over time and changes, the gross inside beauty which we do not normally have a clue about and the soul which is generally nourished by the good deeds you do. We need to translate what we see on the outside to the soul by the deeds we do. It is like almost changing our perception from just observing the outside to going deeper into the soul of the other, and leaving a deep imprint by the good deed we can do.