“There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~Rumi
We are surrounded by beauty and goodness and wonders that we are so often blind to in our daily busyness. Taking the time to notice these treasures in our midst gives us so many chances to bow in awe in a hundred different ways.
When is the last time you paid attention to the wonder around you?
“If our hearts are ready for anything, we are touched by the beauty and poetry and mystery that fill our world.” ~Tara Brach
We fear keeping our hearts open in this world because we don’t want to be hurt, but an open heart also allows us to be touched by all of the beauty and wonder and joy this world has to offer. How open is your heart?
“Allow beauty to shatter you regularly. The loveliest people are the ones who have been burnt and broken and torn at the seams yet still send their open hearts into the world to mend with love again, and again, and again. You must allow yourself to feel your life while you’re in it.” ~Victoria Frederickson
It’s so easy and so tempting to shut down, close ourselves off, and stop feeling our emotions, but we miss so much when we do. Stay open to life. Let beauty shatter you. And keep your heart open through it all to love the world around you.
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~Confucious
It’s so easy to speed through life with such business that we don’t notice the obvious beauty all around us.
It’s even easier to miss out on the beauty hidden in life’s less obvious places—the kindness in the smile of a stranger on a bad day, the silver lining in our dark clouds, air that we breathe even when choked by sadness.
Take time to notice the beauty in your world today.
What do you see?
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