Take time to slow down and appreciate the beautiful things around you. This tree has been visible outside the window of J.O.B. all week but I just noticed it today. If I hadn't I would have missed it because I'm sure all the leaves will be gone by Tuesday when I return. Don't let your daily grind blind you. Just another reason I'm working for the goal of time freedom. I don't want to miss out as I plug along from one to do to another as time ticks by.
The Arresting Quality of Beauty
Stepping into the flow...??? Thanks everyone for the comments about beauty in my last artsy post! Sets my heart a flutter that you experienced something, that is oftentimes, so elusive to convey and it got me thinking, too!
One of the wonders of traveling and bike touring our way, (meandering, with many stops, possible detours, definitely wrong turns), is the moments we are rendered speechless. Much of the time our travels are just about getting from point A to point B, while the mind and spirit wanders. What has pulled our awareness that this moment, this place and this time, is different!?!?” It is not always about being in nature, though that may start the shift. We have felt it listening to live music that may never reach mainstream, looking at a sculpture put in the perfect environment to speak it’s reason for existing. a good meal with good friends, meaningful conversation at just the right time, a moving church service, and more. The closest I can come to naming that feeling is beautiful.
It seems to me, then, that to recognize beauty outside oneself is to have the beauty already within us, awakened. We are, from the inside of our being, the beauty we see and experience before us! Maybe, stepping into the flow to be moved by it is more about uniting ours with it! Refreshing thought!
All I know for sure is it is a wonder full thing. Could be the best kind of high I’ve ever had, and with no hangover! This image is another section of the visual documentation of our first trip without a map. Each hand in this piece represents someone we came across who shared something of themselves with us and therefore became a part of our journey, and that is a beautiful thing! Would love to hear about your experiences of “beautiful”?? #abundantliving#adventurebybike#artcollage#artfullyliving#beautyallaroundus#bicycleart#bicycletrip#bikewander#connectingpeople#creativephoto#crosscountrybike#cyclingart#digitalnomadspirit#dirtbaglife#happyart#learningtosee#lifeconnected#meandering#myvisualpoetry#ponderings#soakingitin
I make this drive almost EVERY single day....but today to BEAUTY was amazing. The first light snow, the glistening of the trees... sometimes we take every day paths for granted....I saw God today. I pulled over by the river and I prayed in the silence....I heard God today. #ThankYouJesus#InTheSilence#BeautyAllAroundUs