Living A Beautiful Life.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Love Elle


Elle Sommer is the author and founder of Live Purposefully Now, a website focused on sharing the insights and ancient wisdom that have collectively changed her life, in the desire to make a meaningful impact on yours. Trained at Coach U and having completed a year long training with Bob Proctor, her mission is to encourage and inspire others to build the business, relationships and life they want. Get your free instant access to Success Simplified ebook and get the tips, techniques and secrets of successfully living the life you want.

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  • Hello, Elle!
    I’ve found your blog not so very long ago.
    I want to say that it is amazing!
    Yes, we can make our life more beautiful, the only thing we need is to start doing this.
    Our life is wonderful! But, when we are busy, we don’t see it. I enjoy looking at the clouds. There is a whole world of them. If the wind blows, they are changing. I can look at their changing shapes for hours and hours, and I see an amazing country here. In such moments of my life everything that was important goes away and the whole busy world stops. This feeling is amazing!
    Dear Elle, thank you for this post! I really love it!

    • Thanks Lesya for sharing your ‘Beautiful Life’ moments. It is a wonderful feeling, you’re right. And another beautiful outcome is that we get more lovely things in our world.
      I’m honoured by the readership and comments of all and I thank you.

  • Good afternoon, Elle.
    I agree that it’s all an inside job.
    What I have been doing the past few weeks is going back to (and going back to and going back to . . . ) “I Love my life” .
    I don’t go back all those times because I don’t love my life BUT I go back to remember and to be mindful and to make sure that I live with gratitude and joy.
    Plus it seems that by focusing on “Loving my life” that I get all kinds of experiences and reasons showing up as proof that I do/should Love my life.
    Plus it’s really fun.

  • Dear Elle, this is just a beautiful blog today! I have taken the liberty of using the beautiful words you shared with us… and I have worked them into affirmations that I can live with. Here they are for anyone who might want to share in them:

    “I remember that the Universe is an echo of my thoughts.

    “My thoughts are real forces, that creates their own vibration of energy. My thoughts always attract the lovely experiences… that are always my choice.

    “And so in my life, I focus on all the lovely things I see.
    I think independently… beyond what the world suggests… and so I think of all the beautiful things that I choose.

    “I choose my thoughts and make them beautiful, regardless of what I may see or hear. Not just in this moment, but in as many moments of my life as I can … and so I have begun to live a more beautiful life!”

    Thank you Elle… for inspiring us with such beautiful thoughts! Your friend, Allan

    • Allan, that is amazing. Thank you so very much for sharing this…it definitely sounds as though you’re living a beautiful life. What a great addition to my post.

  • Dear Elle 🙂

    “We are free to think whatever thoughts we want”…this is such an uplifting statement…giving me freedom…I can not control what other people think, feel or say but I CAN CHOOSE what to think, how to feel and what to say, so I choose to start my morning with a powerful affirmation: “I love my life and life loves me”….this statement helps me to create a positive vibration for the day, for the week, for the month, for the year…why not??…I have the freedom to do so…Thank you so much for your beautiful words…

    • Emilia what a wonderful affirmation, no wonder you sound so happy. How lovely of you to share it with us. It’s such a joy to hear of ‘beautiful life’ experiences…they bless my life. Thank you.

  • Your article and the ensuing comments actually promote the beautiful world and life to which you encourage us all.
    Write on, Elle !

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