BE WITH BEAUTY

FOCUS, BREATHE IN SLOWLY, STAY FOCUSED, HOLD FOR A FEW MOMENTS, BREATHE OUT SLOWLY AND SAY “AHHHH” OR “THANK YOU.”  

ICE AND SNOW PICTURES   honoring the Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah and all those who love snow.   Today is the first day of winter, but also the day the sun starts shining just a bit long.  Spring is on its way.  Hanukkah is here and Christmas come soou.  Rest of week will feature Be With Beauty Photographer Trevor O’Keefe.  Suspect the pictures were most taken in Vermont, but not at all sure.  I am certain they are beautiful and he has a eye for being with beauty.  Thank you Treavor. e.

The purpose of my Be With Beauty Exercise is to have you exercise the ability to find  beauty wherever you are.   Beauty soothes.  So take  a few moments to focus totally on the picture and then to practice gratitude.

Too often life is so much struggle, we forget  small things make a difference.  Every good feeling strengthens our ability to move beyond bad, mad, or sad feelings. Practicing Gratitude and Being With Beauty are two of my  Twelve Daily Exercises .  The exercises are easy to practice, can be done over and over again, and are based on sound scientific practice about how to keep mad, sad, and bad feelings from eroding the good life holds.

Consider becoming a Be With Beauty Photographer.  Any one interested in sharing their pictures should contact EFTI at [email protected]  Pictures you want posted can be sent to that address in  jpg or gif format.  Given permission, I can also harvest pictures from your Facebook, Picasa, or Kodax accounts.  If you give me that permission or send me a picture, you should  include  a note stating how you want to be recognized.

Not all pictures will be accepted.  Nature pictures, pictures reflecting the Weekly Photo Challenge Topic are most acceptable, but also looking for Uncommon Beauty Pictures.A new Be With Beauty picture is posted every weekday.  I take many, but also want others to become Be With Beauty Photographers.

Thich Nan Hahn’s tells us “The rose is in the garbage, the garbage is in the rose.”  As the link shows he was thinking about our tendency to think in dualities–a habit that is very limiting and part of the human tendency to make things simple or worse to divide people into categories.

IMAGE BY: Trevor O’Keefe

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