One of the greatest learnings I have encountered about joy, happiness and well being was to immerse in beauty. To be beauty, I was taught to see beauty everywhere. It is natural for us to be delighted by pleasant sights. We are drawn to the color in spring, the sparkles and color of Christmas decor, the largeness of mountains, the tranquility of a lake, the vastness of the starry night, the inviting nature of a lovely home.
We get so caught up in technology, our thoughts, our rushing that we often don't even realize what road we are on! We are chatting on our phone and we don't see the wonder all around us in color, smell, touch, sense. We have just lost touch with this sensual nature. However, if you want to relax, de-stress, open your mind, get creative, be present, all you have to do is stop and look around. Beauty will naturally call your attention. Whether it is a beautiful car, woman, man, building, tree, bush, flower, it will just naturally call you to partake.
I offer this to you as a simple, so easy way to recenter and feel more alive and vital. Immerse in beauty. Make it a study to go out and see all the beautiful you can! It will melt your heart, delight the emotions, smile you, inspire you, exhilarate you! Suddenly a crisis, a bad day, a rambling mind, exhaustion will just leave you in a moment. You have to engage though, really stop and participate in the beauty about.
Today as I spent much time on the computer, inside, in my mind, working the stuff of life, I got cranky. It gets me over mental. Not in my body but totally in my mind. The technology has this stressful, caffeine like vibe to it. Jittery, electronic, voltage that pulses us. I can feel anxious, on the edge, just not my cozy self. We all get this from many things but today it was technology for me. I decided to take a break and just move about. At first I spruced up about The Room, in the gardens and got moving, sensing seeing. It took a while to get out of the seeing small from working on the computer. Not seeing the bigger things around. I may not explain it well, too narrow of a focus maybe. After I moved the cranky energy out of me, I decided to further shift my vibe, I would take a woods walk.
Just getting into my car, driving toward my destination, I began to relax. I saw the beauty around me, had the radio rocking me with sound, being sensual and perceptive rather than the narrow mind focus. As I strolled in the woods, magic just returned to me. The oxygen, the fresh air, the beauty, the sound, the peace, the allure all about just revved me up in joy. My vision got sharper, my thinking expanded, my emotions released any yuck. I was immersed in beauty.
Nature is so rich in beauty and perception but you can use all beauty, not just nature. People watching can do it. Driving through a town at all the signs, delights and shapes. Any experience that invigorates your senses and stimulates, color, sound, texture, smell, any of it. Noticing what delights, what allures you, what calls you to pay attention. You become so present and grounded. It enlivens you, increases energy and mood. Immersing in beauty is a great way to relax and find joy.
Truly, to have more positive energy, joy filled emotions and vitality, immerse in beauty. Works every time. Make it a practice to see beauty where ever you go. So much focus is on the negative, unhappy downright dreadful things. Amidst those things, there is great wonder! You however have to look. I promise if you do, you will find much more magic and happiness in your life easily! I use it often and today it just reminded me again of this simple tool.
Better yet, you will be more beautiful! If you see it outside it will be created inside and emanate! Now that, is an awesome cosmetic!
Lyn Hicks, MMS
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