A regular series ~ Share YOUR Truth. Giving all of you a chance to share your truth, celebrate it, embrace it and proudly be who you really are…
Oh how I am loving these beautiful words from an extraordinary Visionary Mom, Hannah Mayo….
I once thought I knew it. Oh my, did I ever. I suppose when we are very young, we always feel that we know everything (and maybe we do, and then lose that with age…?)
I was confident in the truth I thought I knew. I went out into the world, armed with it. Then, suddenly, I found myself jaded. And truth was something I never thought I would be sure of again. I decided it isn’t meant for us to know as humans, but that was only what I told myself so that I wouldn’t grieve the loss of direction too much.
Now, yes I am still young, but in many ways I have lived more than my years. I have spent a lot of time thinking. And I know my truth now. I have never been more sure of anything.
It is beauty.
It’s funny- as a girl and a woman, my relationship to the word beauty was not always positive. I have not always seen it in myself. I saw it as something to strive for, to attain. But this beauty that I speak of, the beauty that is my truth, is so much more than physical. (Though on a personal level it has been about self-acceptance.)
It is an innate sacredness in all the world. I see it everywhere, and it is divine. It reminds me that there is something to live for that is beyond myself. I see it in my child, my family, in nature, in the eyes of a stranger.
I believe that this beauty has the power to change minds and hearts, and to bring peace. And that it deserves- no, it must, be celebrated, shared, and cherished.
I suppose that I am meant to be a messenger of that. Through my words, through my art, through my actions and my life, my purpose is to reveal the beauty and sacredness that is so often missed, to everyone I come in contact with. My hope is that maybe it will then be passed on, in a domino effect that can impact the world in some way. Because it is not about me; it is only about being part of something bigger.
This is the legacy I want to leave- one of beauty, and also of love, of peace, and of passion. This is my truth.
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”
Hannah Mayo is a photographer who seeks to capture and share the beauty she sees in the world. She lives in Florida with her husband and 1 1/2 year old son. You can find her at seekingequipoise.com or her photography website: hannahmayophotography.com
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