I Feel Beautiful

by Tess

White Tulips

I wrote the following poem for my friend Jen when she celebrated 30 days of beauty on her blog.

I Feel Beautiful

I feel beautiful as I listen to the whispers of my heart,
slow down, breathe deeply, savoring all of life.
In this moment nothing else exists
but the beauty of everything, everywhere. 

I feel beautiful when I understand my purpose,
my desire to create, to serve, to do something
for me, for you, for all of humanity, for now, forever,
empowered by the light that lies within us all. 

I feel beautiful when I quiet my mind and
as a peacemaker, I behold a compassionate vision
for millions and billions and trillions
stretching to infinity and limitless horizons.

I feel beautiful when we are connected heart-to-heart.
I see your soul through the window of my eyes.
I sense your joy, I see your delight,
engulfed in the magnificence of now and always.

I feel beautiful when I reflect your
inherent beauty and goodness
and emerge with you into 'I Am'
lost in the dance, experiencing the extraordinary,
knowing that we never walk alone.

Come as you are to the bounty of love.
We are in full blossom now, we are infinite.
Deep into our souls we travel,
A radical and social transformation,
spinning together on our illusionary planet.

May we all feel beautiful.

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    Lance May 6, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Tess,
    …and when we feel beautiful (beautiful from the depths of who we are), we radiate that outwardly in such unpretentious ways. (it’s like out light shines a little bit brighter…)
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    Tess The Bold Life May 6, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Hi Lance,
    Shine on Lance and I think I’ll take you up on the suggestion you made in your last comment to me. Let’s make beautiful videos!

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    Clearly Composed May 6, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I love this and felt your beauty shining through every word! :)

    “Come as you are to the bounty of love.
    We are in full blossom now, we are infinite.”

    That’s powerful stuff, lovely one.
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    Tess May 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Emma,
    Thanks so much for your support. You’re such a beautiful friend. xoxo

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    Evita May 6, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Hi Tess

    The poem IS beautiful! What a wonderful way of conveying messages of wisdom, love and unity! Thank you for this gift that you shared with us all.

    Poetry has always held a soft spot in my being. I used to write a lot of poetry in my late teen/early 20′s – it was fun and the expression I really needed as well as enjoyed at that time.

    Today, I guess in many ways I still do express some poetry, it comes through in less traditional ways usually, sometimes I still write small poems and I love it. It will always be a part of me :)
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    Tess May 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Evita,
    Jen asked me to join her project and I didn’t plan on a poem, it just happened. The best things do, don’t they? Have a great weekend.

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    Joy May 6, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Hi Tess,
    I feel absolutely beautiful as I let the words you share in this poem soak into my entire being…Thank you for the reflection you’ve provided here!
    I also currently feel beautiful as I am in the midst of a physical transformation to match my internal energy work..when my hairdresser lopped off my ponytail, I began to feel like a new woman..amazing what release can do:)

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    Tess May 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Joy,
    Wow a new hair cut! Please post a photo for us to admire. I’m sure it’s beautiful!

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    Bryce Christiansen May 6, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Great poem.

    I feel beautiful when I quiet my mind and
    as a peacemaker, I behold a compassionate vision

    Such a true point.

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    Tess May 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Bryce,
    Thanks so much for stopping by. I see your beauty!

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    Debbie @ Happy Maker May 6, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Beautiful Tess. Thank poem, it made me feel the spring in the air. the newness of life in the changing of seasons. Thank you very much.

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    Tess May 6, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Debbie,
    Great…yeah for newness and spring as well. have a great weekend.

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    Aileen | Kaizen Vision May 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Tess, I love this poem! It gives me wings – as I read it over it lifts me off the ground
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    Tess May 6, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Aileen,
    Thank you…fly high! Have a great weekend.

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    Angela Artemis May 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Tess,
    That was a beautiful poem! I have absolutely no “poetry genes!” But, you do!
    This part I found especially beautiful:
    I feel beautiful when we are connected heart-to-heart.
    I see your soul through the window of my eyes.
    I sense your joy, I see your delight,
    engulfed in the magnificence of now and always.
    Tess, you are beautiful!! That’s a fact!
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    Suzie Cheel May 6, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Love it and I love that you write poetry I have just rediscovered the joy
    it is beautiful Tess
    love
    Suzie
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    Bernie May 6, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    The unconditioned mind truly feels the beauty inherent in all things.

    Thanks Tess for the beauty you bring to life. A Wonderful Poem that harmonizes with the rhythm of All Hearts.

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    Patricia May 6, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Come as you are to the bounty of love…

    what a beautiful poem and picture…I just read through it about 3 times and it just raced into me and filled me full of light and love

    Thank you, thank you for sharing

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    Little Lessons Under the Big Sky May 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    And this, Tess, is a beautiful poem!

    Thank you so much for sharing. What a great end to my day, as I set out for a sound sleep, trying to think of beautiful thoughts and memories…..
    Happy Weekend!
    Jen
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    Sandra / Always Well Within May 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Tess, I feel like this poem telescopes me directly into your essence and your heart. It’s amazing. “May we all feel beautiful.” Amen!
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    Brnda May 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    This is so awesomely beautiful. Thank you for sharing …must put this on my facebook [email protected]!! It takes a special heart to write like this…

    Love,
    brenda
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    Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord May 7, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Amen.
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    Alex Blackwell | The BridgeMaker May 7, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Thanks for this poem and especially this gem in it – “Come as you are to the bounty of love.” Tess – with love, we’re always accepted. Thanks for this reminder!

    Alex

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    Marci | Liberating Choices May 8, 2011 at 6:40 am

    One of my favorite posts of the year Tess! An amazing tribute to beauty found in oneself, in one’s purpose, and in the interaction of our lives :)

    “lost in the dance, experiencing the extraordinary, knowing that we never walk alone.” Love it! Happy Mother’s day :)
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    Patti Foy | Lightspirited Being May 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    What a beautiful poem, Tess. You are so multi-talented. But even more than that, I so often notice when I come here what a generous spirit you have. That in itself (no matter what the words), is inspiring.

    Thanks for sharing your beauty with us!
    And happy (Mother’s Day.)
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    J.D. Meier May 9, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Being in full blossom reminds me to enjoy the journey and the cycles of life.
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    Cathy | Treatment Talk May 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Wonderful poem, Tess. How talented you are!
    This caught my eye ~
    “I feel beautiful when I understand my purpose,
    my desire to create, to serve, to do something…”
    Love the picture as well.
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    Galen Pearl May 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Tess, What a beautiful poem. It reflects a beautiful spirit and spreads your beauty to all who read it. I feel like I’ve just rested in a field of flowers by a laughing creek. Thank you!
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    Joseph Ch'ng May 10, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Tess,
    You are beautiful!

    I love the message behind your poem:
    The Present – Our Purpose – Peace – People – We-ness

    These are all the little things that make life beautiful.

    I don’t know what to describe my feelings after reading this. I think that feeling is beautiful…

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    Andrea DeBell @ britetalk May 10, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Hi Tess,
    I felt really beautiful just by reading this. Yes, you’re beautiful. We’re all beautiful. Thanks for this homage to beauty. Loving blessings
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    Betsy at Zen Mama May 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    What a beautiful poem Tess! I love the second stanza:
    “I feel beautiful when I understand my purpose,
    my desire to create, to serve, to do something
    for me, for you, for all of humanity, for now, forever,
    empowered by the light that lies within us all. ”

    I feel beautiful after reading it.

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    Riya May 13, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Oh, this is beautiful! :
    “I feel beautiful when I reflect your
    inherent beauty and goodness
    and emerge with you into ‘I Am’
    lost in the dance, experiencing the extraordinary,
    knowing that we never walk alone.”

    Not sure whom were you referring to when you mention ‘you and your’ here. But I Have God in my mind when I read this and can so relate to this! It amazing! We never ever walk alone and any good deed never go unnoticed. God is alwyas watching us and is with us :)
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    ringo May 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    :)

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    Valerie May 22, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Dear Tess, loved the poem, it warmed my heart and I am sure it inspires everyone that reads it to feel beautiful.
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