What Is Beauty?

To see a World in a grain of sand,

And a Heaven in a wild flower,

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,

And Eternity in an hour.  – William Blake

beauty abounds

It’s in the crimson colored fall leaf. And in the dew drop that sparklingly reflects the green around it. It’s also in the melody that accompanies the voice of a child. And it’s in every human being we will meet today.


Will we pay attention to this beauty today? Will we rise above the tangled web of thoughts we continuously create? When will we slow down? When will we luxuriate in the delights that surround us?

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM taking in the beauty around me!

Recommendation: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

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