When beauty opens her arms
Stop in your tracks
run back and dart through traffic
perch on the edge of the drainage ditch
braced against the drag of passing trucks
and fall into her embrace ~
Beauty is everywhere. Often in our lives it seems we are on the move from here to wherever we are going, so focussed on the road or on our thoughts that we miss the world unfolding around us. It might not be a spectacular scene where the mountain is both beautifully lit and the sky clear enough to see it. It could be a dandelion growing by the path, a colourful splash of graffiti, live music or bird song heard through your kitchen window, the sound of rain on an awning as you walk down a city street. My invitation is simply to pause, to notice.
Like taking time to focus on breathing, it draws you into the moment, heightens your awareness for beauty and delight. We all have had an experience of being appreciated and know how good that makes us feel. Although it may seem like there is no one receiving the recognition, the energy of it filters out. It also filters in. Try it and see if it isn't so. Then send me a note sharing your experience. I love hearing from you.
Twice each week I hold On-line Healing Circles centred on evocative and deeply healing guided meditations. Join me Monday mornings at 9 a.m. and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. pacific. Learn more at the Good Vibrations: the Energy of Resilience facebook page, check out the Healing link on this site or drop me a note by e-mail. I always love to hear from you.
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