As has been noted by many, it is the journey matters more than the destination. One way to enhance yours is to practice Emotional Fitness Training’s Be With Beauty Exercise as you journey. Here it is:
First, find beauty anywhere. As the sage Confucius noted, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
One trick, when beauty is not immediately visible, is to narrow your focus. Find a picture in a museum unappealing? Focus on what you do find appealing. Perhaps that is a color, the way a line swirls, or a form takes shape.
When you find beauty, take a slow calming breath, hold while you enjoy the beauty for a moment, then breathe out while smiling and sayng a silent “Thank You.”
Also surround yourself with what you find beautiful so you can practice this exercise off and on throughout the day. Use pictures, beautiful music, flowers, sea shells or even rocks to create beauty spots wherever you sit.
Visit my Be With Beauty Pinterest Board. If you want to be a Be With Beauty photographer, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you details about how to share your Being With Beauty pictures with others.
Thank You for All You Do
Thank me by remembering to share is to care; if you liked this post, share it. Liking, or commenting is practicing kindness and kindness keeps me going
This post was inspired by the Word Press Daily Post Prompt Journey
I use the Daily Prompts not just to spark my blog ideas, but to improve my critical thinking skills.
Not sure how to use a Daily Post Prompt as a writer? Here are the steps to get started. Then improve your thinking skills by seeing where the prompt has taken others and how other thoughts fuel your thoughts. Whether you write or not your thinking skills are improved by reading other people’s thoughts.
LINKS OF INTEREST
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.
Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (www.emotionalfitnesstraining.com
The five components of Emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)Emotional Fitness Tips for Parents (parentsarepeopletoo.com)
An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents(amazon.com)