Seeing Beauty in the World Around Us
Everywhere we turn, beauty is found. Whether it be the mountains stretching across a land or a bird catching the rays of the morning sun, taking in our surroundings can create an internal breath of awe. It is essential to recognize the beauty that lies all around us, yet often it can be difficult to find it. This article will explore the various ways of seeing beauty in the world around us.
1. Discovering Unexpected Beauty
We often take the world around us for granted and never stop to appreciate its beauty. But once in a while, something happens that reveals the unexpected loveliness of our surroundings.
- A simple morning walk can be a journey of discovery, from the tendrils of fog softly stirring over the dew-soaked grass to the sun slowly awakening every bird in the neighborhood.
- A passing storm can summon forth a magnificent rainbow, stretching its arcs of vibrant color across the sky.
- The stillness of night can reveal a sky full of sparking stars, glittering like enchanting diamonds, inviting us to dream and journey to other galaxies.
These small pleasures of life can astonish us if we take the time to pause and truly appreciate the world around us. All it takes is an open mind, a sense of humble wonder, and a willingness to explore.
2. Appreciating Naturally-Occurring Wonders
Mother Nature has blessed us with an abundance of wonders that far surpass human creations. There are places in the world that take one’s breath away with their majestic beauty, places that can make us stop and marvel. From towering mountains, to pristine beaches, these are places where we can appreciate the power and majesty of nature.
To keep these treasures alive, it’s essential to remember to respect the environment by taking responsible steps when exploring these natural wonders. Mindful hiking, responsible camping and avoiding the collection of anything are considered small, yet very important acts. Indeed, there’s nothing as satisfying as knowing our curiosity and appreciation can continue on for generations to come.
- Appreciate what nature has to offer
- Benefit from mindful exploration
- Respect the environment
- Preserve our natural wonders
3. Finding Joy in the Little Things
As life becomes busier and more demanding, often it is the small moments of joy that make a big difference. Learning to appreciate the little things can bring a sense of balance, peace, and contentment.
- Relish in Nature – Schedule time to experience the beauty of nature and all it has to offer. Take a walk or bike ride and observe the trees, flowers, and creatures you encounter.
- Look for Opportunities for Discernment – Notice the simple moments of understanding or distinctions that life presents to you daily.
- Perceive the Gratification of Acts – Open your eyes to details that make everyday tasks more enjoyable like greeting a passerby with a smile or making your bed in the morning.
By being aware of any moments of joy, it will be easier to find abundance in the small pleasures. Even during difficult times, look for the moments of joy, have an attitude of gratitude, and find peace in life’s little surprises. Stay positive and appreciate the small things.
4. Experiencing Beauty Everywhere
It’s remarkable how beauty can be ‘hidden in plain sight’ all around us. All you need to do is open your eyes and take a closer look at your surroundings. The world is painted in subtle brush strokes of beauty.
Look at the colors of the changing leaves during autumn, the intricate shadows created by the branches of a tree, the sparkle of a dewdrop on a petal, listen to the chirp of birds in the morning, the sound of the waves whispering along the shore. These are all simple moments of nature’s beauty.
- Smell the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, lush green grass, and an array of wildflowers.
- Taste sweet apricots, juicy melons and vine-ripened tomatoes.
- Feel the softness of a baby’s skin, the warmth of the sun on your face and the crispness in the air during a cold winter day.
We are surrounded by beauty, and the world is more wonderful when we look past the distractions and appreciate the special moments. May you find the beauty in your life, and may your vision of the world become ever brighter.