The 5 Most Beautiful Things In Life That Are Invisible
Everyday you are surrounded by sheer beauty.
The question is, are you feeling it, are you aware of it…or are you too busy in your mind?
The beauty could be in the form of a rising sun, the sound of your child’s laugh, the flowing steam off a fresh morning coffee, or that beautiful and coy smile from a stranger on your way to work.
When we think of beauty, most of us immediately think of things such as beautiful places with exotic beaches, a sexy model, a masterpiece painting, or many other PHYSICAL things in life.
I contemplated the idea of beauty the other day and I realized the things I find in life the MOST beautiful are those things that I can not touch, taste, or even see.
They are purely invisible, yet they have the greatest and most profound weight of beauty on my heart and soul.
I truly feel that this is on purpose. I think this is the way God works. Why create the most beautiful things and make them 100% detectable by our senses?
Where is the mystery and wonder in that?
Isn’t that part of what makes things beautiful anyway…the mystery, the unknown?
Here are the 5 Most Beautiful Things In Life That Are Invisible
(in no particular order)…
I don’t know about you, but music to me is the most moving art form in this world. There are songs that take me to another world and make me feel something that I can not put my finger on. Music is simply powerful and it has the force to change the world. I read once that the reason we fall into the rhythm and beat of music is because it reminds us of our mother’s heartbeat when we were in the womb. To me, this makes sense.
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music.
I see my life in terms of music. I get most joy in life out of music.” -Albert Einstein
Besides music, even simple sounds in life can be the most beautiful “music”. This could be the laugh of a child, the sound of a thunderstorm or a subtle morning rain while laying in bed or the wind in the trees. All sound is invisible, yet many sounds can be utterly beautiful.
What sounds melt your heart and perks up your soul?
Start adding soul moving sounds into your life and watch your world transform.
In the previous example I stated how beautiful music and other sounds can be. But as you know, for every wonderful sound out there, there are probably 100 that are NOT so pleasant. This could be the sound of a jackhammer, a car stereo blasting music, or people screaming. I’m sure you can name a few sounds in life that really get under your skin.
But one of the most beautiful sounds in life is one that most of us do not implement enough. It is no sound at all, it is pure silence. Or as Simon and Garfunkel once sang, “The Sounds of Silence”. It is moving from a state of movement and the hustle and bustle of life to being still and quiet. Meditation is the best way to soak in the silence.
When we go silent, our minds and bodies have a chance to “reset” and calm down. When this occurs, a sense of peace and rest comes over us. Not only that, we clear out the mental static in our minds and we are able to see the world more clearly.
“Silence is the mother of truth.” -Benjamin Disraeli
Never underestimate the power of a sweet smell or fragrance. It can radiate like fresh baked bread from an oven, or the wonderful floral scent drifting off the long neck of a beautiful woman. What about fresh baked chocolate chip cookies? There are so many smells and fragrances in life, although completely invisible, that can immediately bring us happiness, joy, and a sense of “ahhhh”.
Another powerful thing about certain smells in our lives is that they can tap into our subconscious and our past. A smell can awaken within us a time in our life that was very pleasant. Of course, the same can be said for unpleasant times as well.
Try adding certain scents or fragrances into your daily life that make you feel happy. Me, I actually wear the cologne called, “Happy” because I love how the citrus smell makes me perk up. You can add pleasant scents in your life via cologne or perfume, home scents, or even adding fresh flowers into a room.
“Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains…”
Peace and contentment can not be touched, seen or smelled. It is not visible to the naked eye, yet it can be deeply felt within us. You can not buy peace of mind or personal contentment, it is simply achieved. Everyone has their own path to peace within. The trick is navigating the waters of life and not getting drowned by the waves.
Remember that peace and contentment can be found in small moments and small things!
You do not have become Gandhi, Jesus, or Mother Teresa to find contentment and peace. You simply need to find the small things in life that give you a sense of fulfillment, a sense of peace within, and do them often. It could be as simple as taking 10 minutes out of your day to meditate or do deep breathing. It could be playing with your kids at the local playground. It could be writing poems, doodling, or going to the lake to fly kites.
Find YOUR daily peace and contentment.
It is there, but maybe you are not looking hard enough…or maybe you are looking too hard. Peace and contentment are free and invisible, but only you know where you may find it.
Last but not least, the most beautiful thing in the world…love. We were born from love, and we live to love. Love is the single greatest driving force in our lives. It is our purpose to love and to be loved. At the very core of every action, this is our greatest need. The invisible power of love is the greatest single thing we can give to one another. Love has the power to break down walls, unite countries, create hope and beautiful pieces of art and cinema, and totally change the world…one single person at a time.
What makes you feel love?
Do you give out love, or do you simply look for others to love you?
Learn to harness the power of love in your heart and your life. Drop your ego. Stop being selfish. Give away love and watch it comeback to you tenfold. The next time you cook or write something, do it with love and watch what happens.
“Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Posted on November 16, 2009