Saturday Soulfulness: on beauty and sunsets

A Few SoulQuotes

Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself. ~Maya Angelou

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. ~Edgar Allan Poe

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible. ~Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come. ~Michelangelo

Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you. ~Anne Lamott

Dr. Shelly’s Soulfulness Reflections
I connect strongly with the sun… the sensation of warmth, the idea of infinite sunbeams emanating from a single source, the power of illumination, a representation of God’s light shining on all of creation, imagery of radiance and being bathed in a golden glow, the cycles of rising and setting that serve as reminders of the inevitability of both light and darkness.  I am drawn to photographs and art capturing the beauty and colors of sunsets.  Sometimes the beauty just takes my breath away, just being in the presence of a miracle.  Sunsets can bring me into that place of soul-connection… of reflection and contemplation and deep gratitude and joyful appreciation.  Sunsets calm the swirling of thoughts and “to do”s in my head and connect me to my peace and to what really matters. I encourage you to take a moment and explore which miracles of nature are most powerful for you.  

With Peace, Love, and Soulfulness, 
Dr. Shelly Harrell

SoulQuestion:
(For Contemplation and Conversation)

What miracles of nature most stir your soul?

SOULfirmation:
(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud. Let the words penetrate your soul.)

“I OPEN MY SOUL TO THE BEAUTY OF NATURE.”

 

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