Imagine that you’re running late for a meeting and find you missed your bus. You feel frustrated but then you notice a flower. Despite your hurry, something draws you to stop and gaze at it. Suddenly everything shifts. You experience deep joy and happiness. A feeling of harmony, satisfaction and pure delight.
Can you remember a time like this? Or maybe you had a similar experience hearing a strain of music or reading a poem? Would you have been able to explain what had happened? What was so beautiful about the experience? How had something external touched you so deeply inside?
It is strange to find that we seek beauty instinctively without even knowing why.
Connecting with beauty helps nourish our spiritual growth. It awakens us to what is true and pure deep within. Turning towards beauty can widen our consciousness and bring lasting peace and happiness.