Category: Beauty

Longing for a Sense of Wonder

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.… Continue Reading “Longing for a Sense of Wonder”

We in the Mountains/The Mountains in Us

We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. – John Muir

Finding Beauty

People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look,… Continue Reading “Finding Beauty”

Surprised by Enchantment

Occasionally we will be overwhelmed, but mostly we will be enchanted. – Jean Houston

True Miracles

The true miracle isn’t walking on water or walking in air. Simply walking on this earth. – Thích Nhất Hạnh

All that the Sun Shines on Is Beautiful

God never made an ugly landscape. All that the sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild. – John Muir

Everything Is a Miracle

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

The Necessity of Imagination and Art

What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience? – Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Beauty’s Magic

When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space. – Elaine Scarry

Let Your Soul Be Alive!

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. –… Continue Reading “Let Your Soul Be Alive!”