“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller
Do you really stop (or do you rarely stop) to smell the roses?
Have you learned how to have a beautiful mind according to Edward de Bono?
Do you remember what George Bailey learned about how it’s a wonderful life?
Have you figured out how to stop waiting for the sunshine and, instead, dance in the rain?
Have you thought about how to measure a life?
Do you know what to do when your world shatters?
As a friend said long ago, your experience isn’t what happens to you…it’s between your ears.
Life Moves Pretty Fast
Ferris Bueller reminds us that we need to stop and take a look around:
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.”
How much more beauty in your life could you see, if you stop and take a look around?
Everything is a Miracle
There is a quote attribute to Albert Einstein that helps us look at life in a more beautiful way:
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
The choice is yours.
The route you choose will determine whether you even see the roses, let alone stop and smell them.
How To Choose to Remember the Beauty in Life
But how can you actually choose to remember the beauty in your life?
How can you amplify the miracles and the magic?
Tony Robbins shared a simple approach he uses at the end of the year for Year End Reflection, but I’ll modify is so that you can use it whenever you need it.
Here is a simplified version to help you choose to remember the beauty in life:
- Create a slide show of your favorite pictures
- Pick your favorite music to support the photos.
- Remember and reflect on precious moments.
Look for music that really represents the spirit or the heart of the photo.
The photos combined with music help underscore the beauty and the magic in it.
Remember those meaningful moments to expand your heart.
This is an especially powerful exercise when you combine it with a feeling of gratitude.
Gratitude wipes out fear and anger.
When you’re grateful, you’re not fearful and you’re not angry.
So, then, let me ask you, this…
What’s beautiful in your life right now that could use a hug, or some genuine appreciation, or maybe even just some water?
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