Be With Beauty

Breathe in slowly, focus, enjoy, hold; breathe out slowly, say a silent “Ahhhh” and “Thank you”.  Breathe normally and  while smiling gently.

Thank you, Photographer, Trevor O’ Keefe

Be With Beauty is one of the twelve daily Staying Strong Exercises.  is all around us, but too often we don’t notice.  The more often we pass something of beauty, the more we don’t see or appreciate it.  This exercise asks  you to periodically stop and focus on what ever is beautiful where you are.

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  limiting and part of the human tendency to make things simple or worse to divide people into categories.

The purpose of the Be With Beauty Exercise is to have you exercise the ability to find  beauty in uncommon places.   Doing so takes you out of the ordinary and strengthens your Beauty soothes.


 Life is a struggle, full of pain and suffering, people who harm others as well as those who seek peace for all.   Remembering the Mission and working in your own way keeps you  on a path to  peace.  The more who walk those paths, the more likely we will know peace on earth.


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DISCLAIMER ONE: EMOTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING IS NOT THERAPY  Even the most learned researchers and therapists quarrel. Take their advice and mine carefully. Don’t just listen to your heart, but also think; don’t just think, listen to your heart. Heart and head working together increase the odds you will find useful advice amid all the promises and hopes pushed at you by others. As others have noted, take what seems useful, leave the rest.

Here is where you will find a brief introduction to The Twelve Daily Emotional Fitness Exercises

DISCLAIMER TWO: FORGIVE MY GRAMMATICAL ERRORS  If you need perfect posts, you will not find them here. I will understand if you don’t follow, like or share my blog. Not only am I dealing with an aging brain, but all of my life I have been plagued by dysgraphia–a learning disability. If you hang in with me, thank you.

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