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Yesterday we went for a a sunset walk on the beach. My Darling One and I and my new, soon to be trusty camera. Before I can call it trusty I suspect I’m going to need a lot more practice. It’s not the camera’s fault that I don’t know what an aperture is or what ISO I should use, heck I hardly know what automatic setting I should use. You might suggest I read the manual. I did, and it’s still basically Greek. Which begs the question…why do they write manuals in Greek? I need help from you brilliant photographers…lessons anyone?
Despite my lack of photographic expertise, the sunset was beautiful. And that little dot on the left hand side is a dolphin. You’ll just have to take my word for it. What can I tell you, this is the only lens I have.
If editing photos came as naturally to me as editing my life, I’d give it a whirl, but for now, everything is straight out of the camera.
And with such a beautiful world…who could go wrong?
Imagine if everything in life were this beautiful? And if it isn’t, why not? It could be, it should be…and yet…it isn’t. What makes this so? And how can we make our life a little more beautiful?
Begin at the beginning I’ve heard said. And to quote the Dalai Lama, “Remember the Universe is an echo of our thoughts.” Now there’s a thought to conjure with…sounds like a beginning to me.
We get caught up in life and it’s easy to forget that our thoughts are real forces, creating a vibration of energy which attracts our experiences, both the lovely and not so lovely.
To have a more beautiful life it’s necessary to remember that we live in two worlds… simultaneously. The inner and the outer. And the blessings and beauty we experience are a result of our inner world.
Happiness doesn’t exist in the outer world.
Confidence doesn’t exist in the outer world.
Bliss doesn’t exist in the outer world.
We become hypnotized by this outer world, taking events and conditions and experiences and running them around and around in our inner world, creating a self-perpetuating cycle. This is great if we focus on the lovely things we see…not so great if we focus on the ills of the world. Recognizing that we’re not limited to the outer world, we begin to regain our power.
We discover we’re free to think whatever thoughts we want. And we can think independently of, and beyond what the outer world suggests. We can think of anything we want. The only limits are those we place upon ourselves.
This is where to start. Choose your thoughts and make them beautiful, regardless of what you see or hear, or even believe. Not just in this moment, but in as many moments as you can and you’ll begin to live a more beautiful life. Not certain about this? That’s okay, just try it and see. Oh…and then please share…all stories of beautiful experiences gratefully received.
Encourage each other.