Soul Beauty

There’s a quote on my refrigerator door that speaks of becoming a great soul. I’ve often wondered how that is accomplished. Perhaps it is by discovering a great truth. It could be by relieving the suffering of others. I admit that I’m unsure of the process. Does a great soul even recognize one has achieved this level of existence?

It seems egotistical to think this about yourself. It could be that the great souls of the world are quietly going about their lives adding value to humankind, unaware and unconcerned about the greatness at which they have arrived. Against whose yardstick is their greatness measured? One would presume that the opinion of loved ones is more valuable than that of strangers. Fame does not equal greatness. Being recognized is merely a byproduct of the modern world. Fame is fleeting but goodness settles deep in the bones.

 

About Julie Brandon

60ish poet/playwright/blogger living near the Windy City
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