Stripped Beautiful: A Brief Meditation on Beauty, Bodies, Fences and Time

black fence

We are so obsessed with the building and labeling and walling off of things in this world.

This is mine.

This is theirs.

This is beautiful.

This is worthy.

This is not.

The more things we build, collect and wrap fences around (fences of steel, fences of words, fences of imagination), the more we seem to separate.

This from that.

His from hers.

Us from them.

Ourselves from ourselves.

Maybe it’s the stripping away of things that finally reveals the truth about beauty, about unity.

About the illusions of bodies and fences and time.

Beauty existed before there were things to be labeled as beautiful.

Before there were things to be taken, divided or denied.

Surely she exists long after things (and bodies and fences) have gone away.

 

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Allison Marie Conway is the author of Vein (available now on Amazon) and the creator of Glory Begin Blog & Podcast. Her full body of work is focused on spirituality, sensuality, creativity and inspiration. Email Allison at glorybegin@gmail.com

16 thoughts on “Stripped Beautiful: A Brief Meditation on Beauty, Bodies, Fences and Time

  1. Erika

    Very true. I agree that the beauty lies beneath the surface. We all have our role we are playing here. Who we are is the spirit that watches the role game. I practiced it a long time already and mostly I connect automatically with the spirit behind the mask which makes it possible to exchange love’s flow.

  2. Allison Marie Post author

    Thank you so much, Erika, for your gorgeous words and thoughts.

    “the spirit behind the mask” – I just love this. You are such a bright glow, my dear friend. I’m so grateful for the way you look at this world, and see beyond it.

    Blessings and peace to you, always, always.

  3. Rajagopal

    There is no harm dividing and separating by structures, either tangible or intangible, if, by so doing, creates variety, as beauty resides in the unity in variety, and variety in unity. Hence, carry on creating structures and defining it in your ways, Allison, bearing this truth in mind. Btw, my last post dwells on the many dimensions of beauty; why don’t u take a peek and comment?.., warm wishes…

  4. Cathy

    YAY!!! Another beautiful encouraging post! Thank you Allison! You ROCK

  5. thetovaryshconnection

    This is lovely. So true. Beauty abounds within and around us. We just have to open our eyes to it!

  6. Allison Marie Post author

    Hello, hello beautiful Cathy!

    I’m so happy to hear from you and I’m thrilled this one spoke to you.

    Your energy is the BEST. :)

    So much peace and light to you my friend.

  7. Allison Marie Post author

    Thank you, dear Raj, for your warm words and kind invitation.

    I will surely check out your latest post on beauty. :)

    So much peace and light to you, always, always.

  8. Shery Alexander Heinis

    Your articles are so searching, thought-provoking and profound. I always feel inspired (and sometimes reflective) after I read them. You should check out my most recent poem “walls”, where I explored this theme.

  9. Allison Marie Post author

    Your words mean so much to me, thank you dear Shery. Knowing that you find space to reflect here is the greatest joy, thank you for that.

    I will absolutely check out “walls” – thank you for your warm invitation, my friend.

    Wishing you a very peaceful Sunday. :)

  10. Darshith

    Short, precise, to the point and absolute beauty :) Your words are like bells which keeps on ringing in my mind, broadcasting your messages and positive vibes and making me think harder in that direction :)
    You’re awesome, Allison ;)

  11. Allison Marie Post author

    YOU are awesome, Darshith. Your comment totally rocks my day.

    Bells ringing . . . what an absolutely gorgeous thing to say.

    So much gratitude for you and your energy in my world. :)

    Love and light abundant, dear one.

  12. Amy

    Before we can accept and embrace ALL as ONE, we must find that within ourselves and then, we see others as unique individuals, yet with the common bond of BEing ONE with ALL. There is structure and uniqueness all as pieces to the Grand Puzzle of Life. Every piece counts for without them all, the Puzzle would be incomplete. The challenge lies in realizing the uniqueness of everything as we acknowledge those around as as ONE. Even writing this was challenging. This idea of ONEness as to we are all the same, can be a dangerous one. We are all ONE celebrating our differences and within those differences seeing how everything fits under the canopy of ONEness. Grrrrr ……. Am I making sense? <3
    Allison, you really got my wheels going. I really thank you!!! Great food for thought here!!!! <3

  13. Allison Marie Post author

    Dear beautiful, insightful Amy,

    Thank you so much for your presence and light here – it is such an honor for me to have your words. I love everything about them. I love how you let them pour forth – that is so gorgeous. That it was a challenge to write is such a gift.
    This is a tough concept, isn’t it – this Oneness. Maybe that’s why I let these words come out just as they were without judging them because I, too, struggle with Oneness sometimes even though there is something inside me that clearly and absolutely knows Oneness is the only truth.
    We do indeed honor and celebrate our differences. And no doubt uniqueness is a beautiful thing. At the same time the differences which appear to separate us, ultimately do not have any bearing on our Oneness as spiritual beings. Perhaps the trick is inside there somewhere – in the appreciating that what is different unites us instead of pulls us apart. It becomes a choice of how we see.
    I love your wording “The Grand Puzzle of Life” – isn’t it though! This unblocking we work through within, the stripping away of the illusions we create, looking at things from a new perspective, from a mind that chooses to see how love connects all of us to each other, to nature, to the Universe.
    I just looked up at your beautiful symbol of a rose as your photo. And I thought, maybe this is about an unfolding of sorts. When we open up to Love and let our Source reveal some of its incredible mystery to us, we open up to expanded ways of thinking that come with growing pains of sorts, like a stretching of our minds, of our understanding. We kind of grind our teeth a little before surrendering to it. :)
    Somehow – somehow beyond all that we see as bodies and fences – we are one Light. We are beings without limit.
    Sat nam, dear friend. Here’s to the Mystery. :)
    Peace, always,
    Allison

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