Beauty, Truth, Duplicity

Beauty has two faces. One is the natural symmetry and resonant eloquence of the parts as they are manifest in and as a whole, of unified pattern and unity. The other is the abstraction and symbolic token of value and meaning that we cultivate (and inherit as culture) through language and tradition. The first is intrinsic and unforced, a source and manifestation of love, truth and compassion; the second is extrinsic, a source of deception, exploitation and insecurity that leads to all manner of grotesque belief and behaviour.

The kind of beauty you see in people and the world is that which is inside you and the enigma here is that it is often not the one you think it is. Truth has a way of appearing as a lie but a lie always declares that it is the truth; this is how you can tell them apart.

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