If we fail to see the beauty in things, we can never achieve inner beauty. 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 time soaking in the atmosphere of 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 and allow us to see the bigger picture.
Perhaps we should begin to resonate with our consciousness first and take the time to look for and see the beauty in everything. Unfortunately, we also spend very little time picking out the things that may attract us. When we choose to look insightfully and carefully at an object, a landscape, a structure, there will always be beauty we can appreciate.
Why doesn’t it work?
Sadly, when we go on to form expectations, or live with preconceived ideas, we’ve already restricted our thoughts. When we subconsciously form opinions, we reduce our ability to process what we need to process. 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 more settled and complete. The next time you’re out, perhaps think about and look at what’s around you, connect with your world. If you’re going out for a walk notice the flowers, the colours, the contours, the smells and the sounds.
If you’re near some woods take a look at the trees, look at the intricate detail of how the leaves are formed, and their different colours: things you wouldn’t necessarily think to look at. The more we practise and make this part of our daily routine, the more we’ll notice without having to think.
And 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 the things we will miss out on if we don’t tap into our consciousness.
It’s all about becoming aware, embracing the simple things, noticing and seeing the beauty in those things.