“It isn’t always a change of scenery needed to make life better. Sometimes it simply requires opening your eyes.” ~Richelle E. Goodrich
It’s so easy to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else (or some other time or under some other conditions), but our focus on wishing we were elsewhere causes us to miss out on the beauty and happiness available to us right here in this moment in this place.
Take a moment right now to be fully present here and now to truly see and appreciate how much good is already present.
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“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” ~John Milton
The mind is a powerful thing, and too often allow its running programs to take over and create our reality unchecked. How much better it is to learn to work with our minds to create a reality that works well for us.
What are you doing with your mind?
“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?
“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” ~Matsuo Basho
I can get so caught up in aiming toward arriving where I’m headed that I miss the journey, but the journey is where real life is lived. The journey itself is our home.
How does that perspective help you slow down and be in the present moment of wherever your journey is right now?
“The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.” ~G.K. Chesterton
Small children have no problem with wonder. They find wonder in everything they see. But as adults we often lose our capacity for wonder, getting bogged down in the details and responsibilities of daily life.
The wonders of the world don’t go away. We just become oblivious to them, though they surround us at every moment.
If you’re looking for more joy in your days, reconnect to your childhood sense of wonder, and you’ll discover that there’s no lack of wonders all around you!