“Beauty does not linger, it only visits. Yet beauty’s visitation affects us and invites us into its rhythm, it calls us to feel, think, and act beautifully in the world.”
—John O’Donohue, 20th Century Irish poet, author, philosopher
On a recent walk with friends, I pointed out what I considered a beautiful blue sky with wispy clouds. My friend Rich indicated that he had not initially noticed its beauty and said it also reminded him of the ocean rolling up on the shore.
How often do we miss the beauty around us? When we do see it, how long do we linger and allow its rhythm to carry us through our days?
How can you more fully experience the beauty in your world?
Consider noting these moments and point them out to others in your communities.
If this exercise proves to be of value, ask them to offer their experiences of beauty in return.