“There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.”

—Joseph Addison, English writer and politician


Image from Flickr by mRio

Beauty has a way of stopping me in my tracks. The past few days here in Michigan have been filled with snow. The beautiful white blanket has literally stopped me from my usual routine of working out at the health club and doing a variety of errands.

Slowing down and taking a few extra moments to embrace this beautiful sight seems to connect me with a deeper experience of being in the world, which I find very important. Unfortunately, many of us, including myself, have to be forced to stop in order to take note of this beauty and the accompanying soulful experience.


Imagine that you are a “beauty detector”, similar to a metal detector. When you come across some beauty, stop and “dig it up” to experience more of the treasures available.

Feel free to reply to this message and let me know what you discover.