I’ve always been of the mindset of this quote from Anais Nin:
We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.
In every moment there is beauty if we are truly open and loving about life. The beauty of living with this mindset is that the more you project beauty and love, the more beauty and love you start to see in return. It’s kind of pointless to argue this with someone who has convinced themselves over a lifetime that life sucks. For that, I trust that life may teach them otherwise at some point.
Every thought and reaction to life we have, is sculpting our life. We are the producers.
Try this exercise for one day and you may never see your life the same again :
Give yourself a moment to center yourself before each interaction and consciously tell yourself to excel in the moment. By excel I don’t mean ‘win in the moment’ I mean ‘partner in the moment’ and be open to the beauty in it. This requires not being set in your way but open to what might transpire between people. Train yourself to respond to people around you with the highest level of dignity and compassion for yourself and them, and watch the magic happen.
If you surround yourself and engage in a spirit of community and charitable giving, and I mean giving of yourself and your resources, you will have more beauty in your life than you could imagine and to those that would argue that, I suggest, perhaps they are not giving enough.
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." — Anaïs Nin
I am wishing you a week of new insights. May you see things in a way that alters your perspective of life for good.