Beauty (a Poem). ~ Ben Ralston

Via Ben Ralston
on Jun 8, 2013
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is not something that you buy in the aisles of drug stores,

Or (cosmetic) surgeries,

Or anywhere,

In fact.


Beauty is a feeling, deep within;

A slow over-flowing surge

That lifts and burns and Devours

With subtlety.


True Beauty is the essence of life itself.

Show me a living being and I’ll show you Beautiful.


Because when you feel that surge within

All of without is moved by it.


Beauty is the light that guides your eyes,

The waves that open your ears,

The nerves that soften your skin.

Beauty is that which feels.


We all want beauty.

But it’s in our desire to own it

That we lose sight

Of the one and only place

It can be found:




Please share.


About Ben Ralston

Ben Ralston is a therapist, healer, advanced Sivananda Yoga teacher, and writer. His writings have been read by millions of people and can be found on Elephant Journal, Rebelle Society, and various other portals online. He has been teaching Yoga for 16 years in hotels, ashrams, beaches, gyms and rooftops worldwide. And he runs a busy international therapeutic practice from his home in rural Croatia. Offering sessions in person or via Skype, his therapeutic work is based on healing trauma, and the tools he uses for this are varied – mainly RPT, Shamanism, and energy work. He has also developed some of his own methods, particularly in the area of abuse trauma; ‘resource state’ awareness; and boundary reconstruction. He regularly runs retreats combining Yoga and other energetic exercises with his therapy. He would love nothing more than to see you on one of these retreats, since he believes that this approach to personal development is really the only effective way of bringing love and peace to global human society. Connect with Ben on Facebook. Read more of his writing on his new website with integrated blog! Yes, he's excited about that :)


4 Responses to “Beauty (a Poem). ~ Ben Ralston”

  1. Beth says:

    <3 true beauty makes you forget yourself
    Beautiful poem:)

  2. Ben_Ralston says:

    Or is it that true beauty IS yourself, and you forget what you thought you were when you forgot that you are beauty? 🙂

  3. Beth says:


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