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Beauty Abound

We were driving down Mopac and my daughter, Sonia, called to me saying “Mommy look it’s the eiffel tower.”  I turned to look and saw one of those structures through which the electric/power lines run.  So what to someone else was probably just a mess of metal holding up some power lines and maybe a cell phone tower, through the eyes of my daughter was seen as the beautiful eiffel tower.  Beauty really does lie within the eye of the beholder.  And so the idiom goes ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’.  How do you choose to look at your practice, your life?  Are your postures always this destination you haven’t quite reached or is it more an expression of beauty in where you are in this very moment?  Do you view the struggles in your life as nuisances or as the potential to be your teacher?  Is that glass of spilled milk the opportunity to get frustrated or the opportunity to express compassion and maybe a warm embrace toward a child?  How do you view your life experiences, your circumstances?   David Hume’s said that “Beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them”.  Find the beauty within your life, search for it day in and day out.  It is out there to be seen, to be felt, to be heard, only if you are willing.

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  1. mo #

    Adorable story! & great post. Love the message.

    February 15, 2011
  2. What a lovely moment to share. You are lucky to have such a wise daughter 🙂

    February 26, 2011

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