28. The Sense of Beauty

We just adopted a kitten, and though I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not really a cat person, I have enjoyed seeing my eight-year old daughter love this beautiful little Calico. I imagine that I’ll soon find out if I’m still allergic to cats. But even so, I’m sure it’ll be worth a little sneezing to watch my daughter take care of Cali.


It normally takes either a lot of effort or a curve ball to move me from a dead standstill. Every now and then, I need a jump-start — a surprise, a kitten. Do you ever feel like you’re stuck and need a change? A deep sense of beauty will help to draw you quickly from the numbing effects of stagnation. The mind constantly on guard for beauty finds opportunity for recovery and healing in most all life-events, both the good ones and the bad ones. I find that beauty is often times intermingled with a problem, a nuisance or general difficulty. 


Have you ever lost your car keys? Now, that’s a pain in the neck, isn’t it? It’s enough to make you feel like the gods are against you. But then haven’t you also ever found something else that you’d been looking for as you’re searching for your keys? It’s almost as if you had to lose one thing to find another. Be careful not to let the little annoyances take you down. Sometimes you need a curve ball to shock your system back into shape.


Day 28 Guide


On Gard!


Keep your mind in touch with the deeper currents of beauty and desire. Beneath the surface-noise there is a purposeful flow that let’s you know you’re still in the game. Don’t lose hope amidst the problems, but rather see them as opportunities to find the beauty.


© 2005, Levi Hill

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