If you choose to see and feel love and beauty around you, it will transform your life – even if you do nothing else. I understand, the more problems you have, the more difficult this will seem at first. But if you try, you will always find some things to love in your life.
Stop where you are right now. What can you see, hear, feel, and touch that is beautiful? Look around you, look out of the window, listen to the wind or the rain, pick up an apple from the fruit dish, or walk on the wet grass with bare feet. Try to get in touch with a childlike sense of wonder.
Discover for yourself the beauty and wonder that is around you. Stretch out and extend your mind and all your senses so that you come into contact with the beautiful things that surround you.
After you have done this, sit down quietly and write down at least three beautiful things in your life. Don’t think too hard; just write down things that come to mind or appeal to your senses. Do this exercise once per day for about a week. Compile a list of at least twenty beautiful things in your life. It should only take you about five minutes each day.
See, feel, hear, smell, and touch the beauty and love that surrounds you. Use all your senses, and try to be at one with the beauty and wonder of the universe.
After a week, start to bring this attitude into your daily life. Instead of writing down what you are experiencing, stop for a few minutes during the day to see and feel things that inspire you and make you happy. As you are doing this, feel a sense of gratitude for the wonderful things in your life.
Let this exercise become an automatic part of your life.
To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
Source: ‘The Tree of becoming’ by Trevor Morris
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