As you age, it can be a struggle to remember the reasons why life is beautiful. Most of the time, we do not think about this on an intellectual level, we simply feel it.
This feeling of wonder can dwindle over the years under the stress of the daily grind and routine. Despite this phenomenon, life isn’t any less marvelous.
Here are three reasons why life is immensely beautiful.
1. It Is Fleeting
I came across one of my favorite quotes from the movie Troy, spoken by Brad Pitt who played Achilles. As the firelight danced upon his face, he said to his lover,
“The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.”
Even if you are not a believer in gods, this is still a powerful notion. Life is so beautiful because it does not last. Because it is not forever.
Anything that is scarce is treasured and highly valued. Your time here is scarce. And no matter what you do, it is something that you can never get back.
2. No Moment Is Ever The Same
Not only is life fleeting, but it is also continuously unique. No moment is ever the exact same as any other.
Although you might find yourself doing the exact same activities each day, and it may appear that it is the same as yesterday’s…it isn’t. There is always something new within every moment.
It can be difficult to pick out sometimes, but if you know how to increase your awareness and pay attention to the present, you will feel every passing second as something original.
You never are in quite the same mood again, and your thoughts are never expressed in quite the same way. Even your body is continuously renewing itself, and it never reverts back to a previous physical state.
Nothing escapes the grasp of change.
Every moment is a potential opportunity to explore, to seize, to make the most of.
3. You Do Not Understand It
One of the most astonishing aspects of living, is that you do not totally understand everything around you. The unknown and the mysterious is what makes life so magical.
There is still so much that we do not know, that we have not figured out yet. The deep curiosity that life evokes within us is glorious. It is what drives us to great discoveries, great inventions, and greatness in general.
The yearning to know and conquer the mysteries of life is one of our deepest urges. It is beautiful because the mysteries will never end. They are ceaseless, like the mighty waves of the ocean crashing into the shore.
There is always some new breakthrough to uncover, or a new truth about reality to reveal. Always.
Life can be beautiful, life can be ugly, life is a reflection of how you choose to perceive it. What manifests in your life, and how beautiful your life becomes is the reflection of your inner state of being.
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