Mindful Minute: Beholding Beauty

Find something beautiful to look at. It could be a bouquet of flowers in your home, a beautiful sunset, a travel picture in a magazine, your child, etc. Set your timer for 1 minute, and study whatever it is you see. Look at it completely. Take in the textures, the subtle tonal changes, or how the light intermingles with whatever it is you're studying. Notice how this beautiful sight makes you feel, what thoughts come into your head as you gaze upon your sight. Notice your breath patterns and heartbeat as you look at a thing of beauty. One minute will pass by quickly, but rarely do we ever take the time to truly see things with mindful eyes. This is something you can do anytime you have a minute, anytime you see something beautiful, anytime you want to practice seeing with your entire body, mind, and spirit.