My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
I suppose it's what you personally take or remember from the day, that defines your own version of beauty (beauty after all is the eye of the beholder).
So true. I'm a big fan of little moments, plus memories of those moments not only last forever but fill the soul when it needs nourishment.
I like this aphorism because it contains within it a reminder that lfe is precious and our appreciation of beauty takes place in the present moment. We all have attachments to specific outcomes and aversions to others and we waste our present moments by not breaking these attachments. The monkey mind (brain) is always busy harvesting information, memories and emotions connected to past events and projecting our preferences and desires into future scenarios. When we allow our monkey mind (brain) to draw us away from the present moment we miss seeing the opportunities to grow and expand our appreciation of what beauty is now, rather than clinging to our attachment to what we chose to label as "beautiful" in the past, and what we were previously adverse to labeling as "beautiful" then. When we allow our monkey mind (brain) to draw us away from the present moment we miss the opportunities to appreciate the beauty of being alive in the here and now moment.
And it's a good thing, cause it won't. Appreciate the present, it'll be past before you know it.
We are tempted to not fully enjoy something if it isn't 'ours', Scared to commit to something that will be gone. We look for safety, stability, there is none. Just the moment moving on, and on, and on...Squeeze all the juice from the orange and drink it up while it's fresh. ;)
It might be pretty cliché, but these kind of thoughts always remind me of cherry blossoms. They bloom for the flimsiest of moments, then wither. Personally, the beauty of this day depends on lasting so little, on being so rare, and thus requiring our utmost attention. Our memory will only hold a shade of it. The true thing, is right now, and it's withering, and still it has a beauty no one can hold or mimic completely. That's the strength in good days, in bad days, in mortality.
The beauty of this day doesn't depend on its lasting forever, but tomorrow is always another one.
Real truth in this one. There's a kind of 'live in the moment' sense to it, but there's also a sense of promise that there is more beauty on other days, each unique in its own way.
I love this one... very very much. definitely aphorism of the day!Hi thanks for always coming back to my site I really appreciate. I've been really busy these past months but I'll catch up on your beautiful aphorisms! Keep them coming because they brighten up my day! Take care
Your writings are beautiful and very true!! I am so glad I found your website....Thanks for visiting mine : )
How true, and how bittersweet, Marty. The child inside always wants perfection to last forever; the adult knows that if it did, it would be like eating too much cotton candy (barf!). :)
There would be no worse fate than to live in a day that lasts forever. Beauty is epheremal and not a function of time.
i got headache today np. so i agree with you unconditionally:-)
So true. So true of all things in life.
Tell that to Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day."I do agree with you,NP. One should always try to glean at least one beautiful thing from every day.
You are right, Marty. Sometimes the beauty of the day arises because we already know it won't last forever. It is a timeless moment in a timebound day.
Lovely - This is the power and the heartbreak of living.
..but it is within you to make it last if you so wish.
love it.. eveything has to end.. :)ali
so true .. love this one :)
I think this is why we shouldn't be so concerned with trying to seize the day, but rather let the day seize us, captivity will kill the day.