Let the beauty be of what you do than of what you have.
Let that creation of your actions be the guiding principle of today. We all respond to beauty; it attracts us, appeals to us, is truly one of the joys of life. But beauty is not just a beautiful painting or a gorgeous interior design, or what a physical ‘something’ looks like; it is also things in motion, actions in grace, stillness in repose.
How will I respond today? It will depend upon my remembering to respond - that mindfulness: Let the beauty be of what I do today than of what I have. Yes, it could include a painting, but it can include so much more ~ how I respond to my partner, how I respond to this day, my birthday, how I get my morning chores done - with grace? or resentment? - how I reach out to others to spread beauty today, beautiful thoughts, beautiful hopes, beautiful dreams, how I take care of my own health and body today, how I manage my time and projects today. As I do my yoga stretching and weight lifting, I can do it with the beauty of caring about my body, my health, so that there develops a tender loving care about it. When I am healthy, I feel good, I have more to share, I love life, and am not a burden on others. As I work on a major cleanup of my studio I can be mindful of working with grace, meaning I work without drudgery, but with a certain satisfaction at each stage of clean up (it’s messy and dirty!).
I will try to be mindful today of moving through my day with beauty ~ it will be an observational experiment, because I know from experience that it will expose, when I am aware and conscious of it, my own lack of beauty, but all there for observation and learning. I will think of myself as a graceful dancer; I may trip or stumble, but the dance goes on.
How will you move through your day as a graceful dancer of beauty?