“In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that’s the way new leaves grow.” ~Amit Ray
Our brains tend to tightly latch onto the pain of loss in the changes life brings our way. It’s a natural part of survival instinct to focus on this part of our experience, but it’s only a part of what’s actually happening in every change we face.
Just like autumn’s falling leaves, change also brings beauty and new beginnings along with it. We just need to work a little harder to make sure we notice and pay attention to those truths since our brains are less likely to do that for us.
When you take the time to look, where can you find beauty and new beginnings hiding in whatever changes are happening in your life right now? What would it take to intentionally focus on those to counter-balance your brain’s natural tendency to focus on pain and loss?
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“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” ~Masaru Emoto
A good reminder that we can always come back to the present moment here and now to find our way back to our strength when we’ve gotten lost.
Have you lost sight of how beautiful you are? Come back to yourself and re-discover it!
“When we see the Beloved in each person, it’s like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.” ~Ram Dass
By seeing each person we meet as the Beloved as we move through our days, we not only encourage each one to blossom into their best selves, we also create a more beautiful place for ourselves to live in.
“The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the only hours when we really live, so that the longer we can stay among these things so much the more is snatched from the inevitable Time.” ~Richard Jeffries
How we rush and busy ourselves with our efforts to amass more and more things. In the process, it’s easy to miss out on the beauty that surrounds, even though absorbing that beauty is what brings us most to life. When and how will you make time to let your mind be absorbed by beauty today?