Beauty? Where?

Do You Notice the BEAUTY?

And did you know ….

That your mind has a special place …

called the ‘Poetic Memory’ …

where it stores everything your minds’ filter registers as ‘beauty’

Yes, this is true…

Did you also know that when you train your mind …

to see the good in everything …

It expands this storehouse,

this area called the ‘Poetic Memory’ …

allowing you …

in essence, to ‘review’ – ‘renew’ OR ‘rewrite’ your story …

IF you want to …

to see the beauty, in retrospect, of the outcome of YOU …

through eyes looking for that beauty,

in any of the struggles you’ve encountered.

Let’s talk about one of the unconscious ways that we …

Assign Beauty …

Now, things that I find beauty in …

may not fit your criteria ….

based on what I’ve written above,

you might be thinking beauty in struggles, how’s that work?

Or beauty in losing my job, house, spouse …

Where’s the beauty in THAT?

In my opinion, it brought you here, to this moment …

and you can ‘reframe’ this perfect moment to see exactly that or …

you can continue holding on to what wasn’t perfect,

or didn’t go as planned or what was disappointing and call it …

not beautiful …

Or you can see the beauty in how you’ve arrived HERE

And, you know …

generally speaking …

We are always told what to look for as beauty …

especially in Western culture.

It leaves people feeling lost inside sometimes …

Am I this or that ENOUGH … (you can fill in the ‘this’ or ‘that’)

and when we take it to heart …

instead of defining what we see and FEEL inside as beauty …

We miss out on tapping into life’s beauty.

Mostly … it’s due to our subconscious programming …

it judges things …

based on old beliefs,

by filters your mind put in place at a tender age …

And now, by using your adult mind …

Some of these ‘things’ that just might be beauty,

if you looked at them differently…

… which is why we must question our beliefs regularly…

…when I tell you that you have no idea

how powerful your thoughts and your mind really are  …

Wow, it’s hard to even describe in words here properly…

You have so much inner strength and beauty inside you …

* and I don’t care what you LOOK like …

because that’s the least of it …

(P.S. that ‘looks’ thing is just so that we attract each other,

but I’ll talk about humans …and bonono gorillas

and natural  instincts another time : )

So, how do you begin to look at things differently?

I’m glad you asked : )

How do we SHIFT how we view BEAUTY?

Okay, here’s where you’re going to finally find out how ‘abnormal’ I am!

It’s Okay …

I’ve heard all of my life …

‘not everyone is like you’

from my family and my friends,

and ‘I get it’ more and more everyday

But now I see the beauty in offbeat-ness : )

…AND it’s not going to stop me from sharing …

my ‘seeing the good in everything’ and …

actually converting whatever it is into a ‘Poetic Memory’

So here’s the overview of switching it up, and remember …

Nothing has meaning …

(or beauty) until YOU assign the meaning or beauty to it …

… and yes, some things have a more ‘poignant’ beauty to them

(think: bittersweet ending of a relationship,

though I only shift my energy connection with another being,
and I can choose to cut the energetic cord

or not and still see the beauty either way)

… and well, some beauty is just straight up conventional beauty

* or eye candy as you define it…

(think simple: I look at the Rock and I see beauty : D)

Other ways to register BEAUTY

Well, you knew I was going to talk about the senses, right??

There’s beauty in 99% of sight …

and sightings in my mind,

even when I’m observing less than optimal circumstances …

ex. I’ve overheard a friend look at a her grandmother’s home

… and say, ‘wow, what a crap hole, how’s she live like this?

…there’s funky germs everywhere, the curtains look ancient, …’ etc…etc…

Hmmm, how about a look through grandma’s eyes,

perhaps she’s preserving a time when things were near and dear to her,

you could see that her dusty fake flowers and framed pictures brought her joy,

she just can’t see clearly enough or doesn’t care anymore to clean it up …

because her own ‘Poetic Memory’ just does not see it,

so it simply looks pleasurable and like it was in days gone by …

when maybe her life was more active,

and therefore in her own Poetic Memory (PM)

she is preserving those moments, do YOU see the beauty now?

On a more personal level …

I look at my inner ‘struggles’ as beautiful, it makes me feel truly alive …

& I also look at my outer ‘struggles’ that I may have internalized.

and examined until I could let.it.go

(whatever ‘it’ is that I needed to recall to get to the beauty)

Oh gosh … I am all out of further wisdom (and beauty!) for now

Cheers, till next time,

peace & abundance to you,

Zen

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  • Kristin Procanick
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    This post is beautiful. Life would be magnificent if we all trained our minds to see the beauty that is all around us and in each moment!

    • Lillian Devin
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      Thank you, Kristin, and I just prefer to see beauty…it makes life so much more joyful and I’m grateful to have the ability to assist others in doing exactly that also!

  • Katrina Kelley
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    I love it Zen, what a great blog. Seeing the beauty in all of life is, in my book paramount to a great life. I’ve been told my whole life that no one looked at the world the same way I did. hmmm…me thinks they are mistaken!

    • Lillian Devin
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      Hahaha well, great we have 2 members now, do we hear millions of others gathering to join the ‘see the beauty’ movement. Thank you, Katrina. It’s nice to know I’m not alone here : )

  • Reply

    Love the post Zen. I cannot always see the beauty at the time soemthing is happening but most times I can look back and see it clearly. I absolutely see the merit in living life this way though.

    • Lillian Devin
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      Sue I actually find that in the bittersweet moments that u can at least acknowledge the beauty of my own humanness in the feeling/reaction to it and from there I can allow myself to kick up my feeling good meter a notch or 2…sometimes, I know, it’s just easier in retrospect : )

  • Reply

    Zen…. this post is amazing!! I learned this lesson from ‘Way Of The Peaceful Warrior’ and I am on my life long quest to implement it properly.

    • Lillian Devin
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      Shaun, I read that book at least 20 years ago and I wouldn’t put it past me to have incorporated that lesson into all my other life lessons and voila’ here’s the montage of Zen thinking now ….

  • Reply

    Always interesting to see things through your eyes and experience, Zen.

    • Lillian Devin
      Reply

      Thank you, John, I appreciate that because when you start lolling at things differently, they are different…

  • Helen Lingard
    Reply

    interesting blog…not dissimilar to something I”ve just done..thanks Zen :0

    • Lillian Devin
      Reply

      Oh, I haven’t read yours, Helen, I’ll have to check it out, though clearly I’m not claiming to be reinventing a wheel, it’s just my two cents on the subject and I’m sure yours is beautiful as well : )

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