It dawned on me today that this saying is a bit redundant! We hear people say, “Surround yourself with beauty.” I was thinking on the beautiful spring day just how much beauty I am surrounded by both in my immediate environment and beyond with the flowers, the water, etc. It is inspiring when I take a moment to appreciate these things.
Then, I thought, hmmm, surround yourself with beauty seems a bit redundant because we are each beautiful and hold within us a life force and spirit that is more beautiful than we can describe with words. We are beautiful and therefore we are always surrounded by beauty when we are present. I suppose if we do not find our very existance to be beautiful, then we might need a little help with those things in our environment. Perhaps the beautiful things around us are always just reflections of the beauty that is US?
The beauty of this day was inescapable–from the clear blue skies, warm temperatures, beautifully blooming flowers, new shoots on plants, an awesome sunset on the ocean, a crackling fire and a magnificent sliver of the moon shining brightly with the stars. Amazing, really. More amazing was that it was a perfect reflection of where I am in this life right now.