Living each day much muchier
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
They to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who cannot any longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
are as good as dead; their eyes are closed.
My two best friends were in town with their son last Saturday. The infant has just discovered hands. He was totally rapt. Open. Close. Open … wow. He stared at them, spellbound by how they moved and how they worked.
We treat our body as a means to an end. We put clothes on it and make it stay up late. We exercise it, indulge it and deprive it. We rely on it so much.
When was the last time you realised how excellent your body is? Instead of judging how it looks, take a moment to notice how it feels. Stretch. Breathe and hold the air in your lungs. Marvel at your wriggly fingers and bendy toes. Roll your tongue. Flex your butt muscles. Close your eyes then open them, noticing everything you see as shapes and light and colour.
Science explains all of this, but it doesn’t diminish the wonder. You are amazing.
Just don’t forget to breathe out.