If you’ve ever watched a sunrise or sunset, you’ve probably become a bit overwhelmed with such a beautiful sight. Or maybe you’ve seen some extraordinary sights while traveling, appreciating the majestic beauty of nature. Surely, you’ve seen something so beautiful that it took your breath away at least once or twice.
Yes, there is beauty and excellence all around us, but we’re not always viewing the world in a mindful way. Life can get busy and we can grow complacent with the most beautiful and excellent things right around us. If you’re not careful and rush right through your days, you might miss such sights right in front of you. You might miss the excellence of life.
You know the phrase, “stop and smell the roses”? Essentially, this means to stop and take the time to observe and really appreciate the beautiful, most excellent things right in front of you. Do this regularly so that you don’t miss out on so many wonderful things.
Here are some great tips for you to come to a place where your appreciation of beauty and excellence is soaring:
Visit An Art Museum
Art can certainly inspire people due to its aesthetic value. You don’t have to be an art lover to appreciate its beauty either. Simply go to an art museum on occasion and observe each artist’s masterpiece. Really take a few moments and appreciate the beauty and excellence in each work. You will most likely feel a great sense of appreciation and inspiration upon leaving the museum.
Appreciate The Beauty Outside
Instead of just walking with a thousand thoughts running through your mind, be mindful of what you see in your surroundings. Look for beautiful things like birds singing, meadows, children laughing and playing, flowers, the way a tree sways in the wind, or just about anything. You never know what beauty and excellence you will see while out walking!
Appreciate The Beauty In Music
Head out to see some live music and allow the beauty of it to move you. You can also listen to beautiful music at home, in the car, or just about anywhere. If you are in need of a new genre to listen to, ask your friends or family what they are listening to. Music, like art, is a beautiful creation of the musician’s creative talent, so do your best to appreciate the beauty in each song you hear.
Learn What Inspires You
If you find that the beauty of the sunrise inspires you for days, make time to see the sunrise regularly. Or if you feel most at peace and fulfilled when you listen to Mozart with headphones while lying in bed at night, be sure to take time to do this often. Find out what beauty inspires you and engage with it regularly for a happier life.
Journaling is not only therapeutic, but writing down things that move you can help you learn to appreciate the beauty and excellence of certain things you encounter throughout the day.
The world is full of beauty and excellence. Don’t forget to slow down and take time to actually acknowledge and revel in it!