Ripples #698: Beauty to See, Hear, Live.
For our tribe of 31,840 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
Everything has beauty.
But not everyone sees it.
-Confucious, submitted by Gwen in Coeur d’Alene, ID
No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in quality as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing it is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them.
-Alan Watts, submitted by Terry in Franklin, WI
Would you like to improve your life right now? Try this: stop and take a deep breath and then slowly and deliciously notice the sights and sounds around you: notice the beauty. There are plenty of other times you’ll be striving to improve your life….I dare you to reserve *this* particular moment just to see, hear, and live the beauty that is here, now.