If we fail to see the beauty in things, we will never achieve inner beauty. They go hand in hand whether we think they do or not.
It’s very easy when we’re busy not to see the world in all its perfection. We spend too much time living in our heads and not enough soaking in the atmosphere, nature and the world around us. We fail to look at and connect with the little things, the things that contribute positively to our lives that allow us to see the bigger picture.
Perhaps we should begin to resonate with our consciousness first at some level, so that we can start to feel happier in ourselves. Being happier means that the things we get to deal with won’t seem so daunting. We must take the time to look for and see the beauty in everything.
Unfortunately, we spend very little time picking out the things that may attract us, to see what’s beautiful. When we consciously choose to look at something like an object, a landscape, a structure, there will always beauty we can appreciate.
So why doesn’t it work?
Well, when we go on to form expectations, we’ve already restricted our thoughts through limited expectations. When we unconsciously form opinions, we reduce our ability to process what we need to process. We’ve already told ourselves how and what to think. We’ve already reduced what we see to very little.
There is so much to see and yet we ignore the things that can make us happier, more settled and complete. So the next time you’re out, think about and look at what’s around you, connect with your world. If you’re going out for a walk to the park, notice the flowers, the colours, the contours.
If you’re near some woods take a look at the trees, look at the intricate detail of how the leaves are formed, the different coloured leaves. It’s the intricate detail that you see that you wouldn’t necessarily think to look at. The more we practice and make this part of our daily routine, the more we notice without having to think about noticing.
By seeing what is beautiful we will have a sense of pride, peace and gratitude, not to mention the other things such as empathy, compassion and tolerance. Those are things we miss out of without tapping into our consciousness.
It’s about embracing the simple things and becoming aware.