Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Seeking Beauty

The world is filled with beauty, if you have eyes to see it.  But, if you watch the nightly news or read the newspapers and internet news then you might find this statement hard to believe.  Everywhere there seems to be an abundance of evil, terrible things being done to other people, animals and the planet.  So then what is the answer to this dilemma?  Should we put our heads in the sand and pretend that those things aren't happening?  Or, do we take action, fight, make change happen?

Personally I believe in the old adage that if you live by the sword you will die by the sword.  With that in mind I opt for loving what is, and choosing to see the beauty, peace and love that exists all around me.  I want to believe that the world is not a random place, and that what we think is what we experience.  So, if my thoughts are always turned to what's wrong with the world then that is what I will see.  But, when I look for the beauty I will see more of the beauty.

"Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise -- then you will discover the fullness of your life." - David Steindl-Rast

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