What beauty is around you now?

I wonder if you have ever taken the time to see the beauty that is around you right now. The colours. The tones. The shapes. The form. As you look around you now, what is pleasing to the eye? What can you now see that you were blind to a moment ago?

I wonder if you have ever taken the time to listen to the beauty that is around you right now. Listen carefully, as beyond the noise there is a lovely rhythm. Hear it now. The volume. The pitch. The tonality. The range. What glorious sound can you hear now that you could not pick up a moment ago?

I wonder what smells you can detect as you read this. Breathe in deeply and take the time to get beneath the layers and sense those faint aromas. The light and heavy. The pungent and the fragrant. What beautiful smell can you detect now that you couldn’t sense a moment ago?

Turn your senses inwards. Let the thoughts just drift on by. Cut through the clutter and sense the beauty that is within you. Relax some more and connect with your inner beauty. Allow what you see to intensify in colour. Allow the sounds to become richer and fuller. Allow the smells to fill up your nostrils. Let the feelings wash over you like a refreshing sping shower, cleansing you and revitalising you.

In this moment, realise that beauty is all around you. Always. Beauty is within you. Always. All you need to do is to take the time to enjoy it.

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucious (551 – 479 BCE)
Chinese thinker and philosopher