What really matters? Surprisingly, it is beauty—True Beauty.
We have all experienced moments of True Beauty—whether seeing a field of flowers, hearing a child laugh, or feeling in harmony with everything around us. Practicing True Beauty—not to be mistaken for glamour—puts us in synchronicity with the healing of our planet as well as on the path of spiritual evolution. Most importantly, by learning to engage with beauty more often, we can heal our cultural dysfunctions and transform our world and our role within it to be more positive and generative.
Beauty as Action guides us on the journey to become practitioners of True Beauty through simple, everyday actions that don’t require esoteric tools or objects. With humor, anecdotes, and dashes of philosophy, author, shamanic practitioner, and inventor Lisa Z. Lindahl shows us how we can:
1. Consciously practice the pursuit and cultivation of True Beauty beyond surfaces and appearances
2.Recognize and honor the presence of True Beauty while we actively engage in creating it
3. Preserve and return the prominence of True Beauty in our global culture
For the sake of ourselves and our world, we must act now. Beauty as Action shows us how.
Lisa Z. Lindahl is an artist, inventor, women’s health advocate and shamanic practitioner. She invented the sports bra in 1977, revolutionizing athletic participation for women and girls. She has a BS in Education from the University of Vermont and a Master’s of Arts in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University in California. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where it rarely goes below freezing and one can garden year ’round.
Often when I tell people I've written a book about practicing beauty the first thing they think is: "Oh, how to practice being pretty!" There is the assumption that beauty is only about appearances, mostly our own appearance. No.
Yet it is a totally understandable assumption in our current culture of implanted buttocks and boobs!
No, True Beauty is about cosmology, not cosmetics. And it is free, no installment plans or kits to buy. Sweet!
Beauty as Action
The nature of True Beauty (making the distinction from the cosmetics counter) and its significance in our everyday lives is what this book is about. Bringing such beauty into our daily routines, recognizing the True Beauty already existing in our lives, and experiencing its powerful effects—this is at the heart of Beauty As Action: How Practicing True Beauty Can Change Our World.