A chunk of ice… A frozen heart… Or maybe nothing at all if you’re distracted by your dinging phone or some negative thoughts.
Maybe you notice the craftsmanship. These amazing sculptures were made by ice carver, Peter Slavin.
But do you see the beauty? What about it moves you? Maybe the textures of the ice, the curving lines or the way it glistens in the sun. Do you see the whole or the details?
Taking the time to observe beauty and let it have it’s way with you is a surefire way to feel good. Give it a try next time you’ve got the blues or can’t seem to think straight.
Let beauty distract you.
Beauty resets your emotional gauge back to it’s natural state of contentment. From here you’ll soften and start feeling clarity return. Inspired ideas will start to flow again.
Once you regain that contented feeling, you’ll start seeing even more lovely sights… it’s a beautiful cycle. Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind. – Amit Ray