Embracing the Beauty Around You and Inside You

From backinskinnyjeans.com

From backinskinnyjeans.com

Sometimes when we get focused on our path of self-improvement, growth, and healing, we get lost in the process and the “work”. We forget that sometimes we need to let go of our “work” and just be present, and breathe and tune into the blessings and beauty around us.  My post this month is meant to encourage my clients to do just that.  To enjoy the increased peace, love, compassion and positivity their “work” has brought into themselves and their lives.  To spend some time just being in that place of awareness where we are really in touch with and can appreciate and take in the beauty within us, around us and in our lives.

Beauty can be found in the simplest of things and unexpected places.  It can be forgetting your troubles and watching children play in the park and tuning into the beauty of their freedom to just have fun, not censor themselves, experience life, and play (we forget that as adults). It can be going out and really savoring a great meal, soaking in the beauty of every bite and every sip and the care that someone took to prepare it. It can be going shopping and buying an item that you are in awe of the beauty of and can’t wait to wear, use, or display. It can be the angelic and beautiful people you encounter during difficult times in your life. Perhaps, you are going through cancer treatments and are touched by the beauty of the kindest and most compassionate nurses you can imagine – that people you don’t really know could be so caring. loving and feel for what you are going through. It can be waking up to your husband kissing you on the forehead when he’s leaving in the morning.  It can be laughing until you cry with a friend. It can be reading a beautiful story of how in a difficult time someone chose love. It can be watching a stranger being kind to someone in need..being selfless.

So as you go about your day, try to look at the world through eyes of appreciation and see the beauty that surrounds you..and notice it comes in all forms. Here are some images of things that inspire me by their beauty.

It could be flipping the page on your calendar and discovering an inspiring message (about beauty).

thich quote

The beauty and art in nature is all around us. Sometimes it’s fleeting. Like a big yet fragile blossom that really is at its peak for only a day or two.

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The beauty you see could be a cloud in the sky or tree that you see an image in.  This tree reminds me of an angel whenever I walk underneath it.

angel tree

It could be a simply wrapped chocolate bar you open that surprises you with the artistic beauty the chocolatier infused it with (this is from Schokolade – a local company).

chocolate bar

It could be a poem a friend shares with you bravely sharing their writing talent and thoughts (on this very topic).

vanessa poem

It could be an unexpected beautiful gift you receive in the mail…like a big box of Christmas baking from a relative who lives somewhere else and wants you to know you are loved and that they are thinking of you over the holidays.

aunts baking

It could be catching your cat snoring.

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It could be reading a post that touches your heart and reminds you that there can beauty during difficult times. Josie Maran, a former model who runs a natural  skin care and cosmetic company, has a weekly post profiling inspiring people and their stories …that are simply beautiful. Like this one on a father who has terminal cancer and is writing a love note to include in his daughter’s lunch everyday until she graduates from high school. http://http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fon.mash.to%2FMV7NNi&h=SAQGkeC4Senc=AZPyKsNJeLB6DMnqtKxNmdDiXAwPQFz2U5PtQ7tsKqGHgXlZmlcXCG1EgE0KUi37sCNj_W_W9OFApq3TTBLs4nTrvh8A1kvD0-UUCOnxF9LAZP4fPlMhuoDWr_eB3n0G14FMdShd-Ci3IkSqUktZDGHF&s=1

dad with love notes

It could be getting snapped out of your thoughts  and what you are doing when you look out the window and see the beauty in the sky at night ..and realization of how our world is much more expansive then the room we’re in.

night sky

So look out at the world and see all this beauty that surrounds you  and celebrate it. When we tune into the frequency of beauty, positivity, and light in the world, we feel that inside us and we can then share that beauty with others.

If anyone has something beautiful they’d like to share let me know and I’ll post it. 🙂



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