Beauty gives us a sense of delight and wonder, so creating beauty brings delight and wonder into the world. Though we are all different in terms of what we experience as beautiful and how we respond, those who seek to create beauty find others who appreciate their efforts. Virtues may be thought of as kinds of inner beauty, and cultivating these is one form of creating beauty.
Beauty can soothe pain, comfort sorrow, distract from illness, or inspire hope and virtue in those who experience it. In these ways, it is tremendously powerful, and those who create beauty exercise this power.
Grace is a delicate balance of words and actions that expresses our dignity and affirms the dignity of those around us. When we are gracious, we choose our words thoughtfully. We move through the world with poise and restraint.
Grace is often a quality of leaders who can rise above conflict or competition, remaining calm and kind despite the chaos that swirls around them. Grace protects against reactivity and excess. We inspire a sense of harmony and comfort in those who experience our grace.
Artist: Pino Daeni, True Art Gallery