a very simple rule in life that seems to be too simple to
be true: the world in which we live is a result of
our own perspective and the way that we see it. What
we see in the world determines to a large extent how we
react to it, and our reactions cause the world to change,
causing new reactions. The world is a mirror, and
only if we're able to see and appreciate our own beauty
will the world become beautiful and magical.
know of someone who calls the Grand Canyon a
"God-forsaken hellhole." I've seen people
glance at astonishing rainbows and then look away, not
even giving a second glance. These people are
robbing themselves of an opportunity to nurture
themselves, to strengthen themselves by building up a
storehouse of wonderful memories in what Wordsworth called
the "mind's eye" of memory and recall.
in life is reciprocal. We get what we give, and
we're able to give only to the extent that we allow
ourselves to get. The world is full of
marvels--yourself included--and you can choose to see them
and appreciate the beauty in them, or you can choose to
see the ugliness and awfulness that some people exhibit
when they've reached very low points in their lives.
that just a tree, or is it an amazing living being that
produces the oxygen that keeps us all alive? You
choose how you want to see things and how you want to
react to them. It's worth considering that if you
see the beauty and send out your appreciation for that
beauty, then appreciation and positive feelings and
thoughts will be coming back to you. Seeing the
beauty in the world isn't just a question of putting a
label on things. It's a way of life that nurtures
life itself, and thus nurtures us ourselves.