There Is Beauty In Everything: Daily Pleasures & Aesthetics
So often the little things go unseen and overlooked but without these forgotten tiny miracles the world would be pretty damn lackluster. I personally seek the little precious moments that you could melt into and hold onto forever, they keep me optimistic and make me feel infinite in a dimension that feels a little too physically restrictive for my liking. How someone notices, views, feels these moments speaks volumes when it comes to knowing how in tune or out of touch they are with source energy.
Right now I want to bring your attention back to the little things so you can stay more aware and open to them throughout your day. It is a constant reminder to look up and watch the clouds when you've kept your eyes on the ground for so long but it is worth it because missing out on such magic would be the deepest of tragedies.
Here is a list of some of my favourite little things using your very basic but priceless five senses smell, sound, sight, touch and taste you learnt about in primary school. If you need a little inspiration generating your own appreciation spend some time focusing on these, I promise you'll feel the wonder before no time.
This I think is a dying art appreciating the delicious scents of this world from fresh toast, to clean cut lawns, Spring flowers in bloom or that candle you've had sitting on your side table for yonks because it looks too good and you don't want to waste it by lighting it but I'm here to tell you DO IT because yolo. Next time you get a whiff of that nice smell, close your eyes and melt into it for a moment so that your whole body can feel it not just your nose. You don't have to stand in the middle of the street with your eyes closed looking like you're begging for an exorcism. Just hit a quick pause before you inhale a breakfast muffin or continue walking along the hot rainy pavement to be present, it's simply too good not too.
When I lived in Queensland for such a short chapter of my life, I fell in-love with the sounds of the squawking parrots and even though at times they're not the most delicate of ear tingles they sure bring back lovely nostalgia and therefore get a tops spot on my list. They sound like festivity and summer and I can't get enough of that. Other sounds that put me in a dream like state is listening to a crackling fire, hearing the life-force beat in another beings chest, not that I eat cereal but the mini fireworks it sets off as soon as you pour cool mylk over the top and the sound of waves mingling on the shore of a night time. So much peace can be found by listening to even the most simple of sounds.
Humans are very visual creatures and as much as that's a lovely thing it can also be quite detrimental and restricting to the imaginative and infinite aspect of us. We focus a little too much on the human body and tend to draw up ridiculous comparisons when there is no need to. So as much I could drool over how nice a good set of shoulders are on a man or how sensual a curvy woman looks, I'm not going to... that's for another blog... maybe. Instead let's focus on how cobwebs shimmy when the sun hits them just right and the way wispy clouds move over an otherwise clear Summers night sky. How water droplets sit comfortably on succulents and the skill it takes to crochet an intricate knit scarf.
There is no warmer hug, no softer kiss and no bigger embrace than your very own bed at the end of a long day. The feeling of complete relaxation and safety between the sheets at the perfect temperature reaches the pleasure level: bloody delicious. For me touch is always about the warmth that comes along with it whether that be the temperature or intentions behind it. The sun is handing out testers of the heat that is to come later in the warmer seasons of which my skin just drinks in like it hasn't been moisturised in months, then if you're lucky you'll get a little extra tingle from the light breeze and that my friends is pure bliss. Holding warm cups, watching the sun crack over the horizon, seeing baby lambs frolic, oh my days how is that not perfect?
I'm low-key crazy but the way to my heart is high-key simple as it's food. I know buffets aren't regarded to be all that ritzy but if a man paid for my three plates and a handbag full of goodies for later I'd know he is very much the one for me.
The thrill of a tangy lemon tart, punch of a spicy curry, the way hot bread makes your knees weak and the bitter taste of coffee are just a few taste sensations that get me out of bed in the morning. Food often gets eaten underappreciated while scrolling through Facebook or watching TV that you just numb out to the fact that you're actually fueling your body and eventually stop tasting it, how sad is that!? I like to eat without any distractions and often in silence because food then becomes something Jesus would serve in heaven to puppies, so try eating alone without your phone and just feel every single bit because being present while eating is a game changer.
I've just sat here for five odd hours writing this blog and I haven't even skimmed the top of the gloriously layered tiramisu that is life so I'm pretty confident in saying I think you're ready to get out there and feel sensations you haven’t before and not because you have to- but because you can.
Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find yourself and I'd say here is a pretty good place to start.