Slow Down and find beauty in the mundane

Your daily life is most probably made up of routines and patterns, as it is with everyone else as well. This is what makes up the bulk of our lives. We are acting as we would live in an acceptable template. This gives us a realm of safety. But some of us have and are repetitively dreaming of ways to escape.

As my dream to travel the world and live at different places came true I noticed, that routine is as well an acceptable way of having an orderly live. Sometime you’re not exactly where you’d like to be. And some find this not beautiful or enjoyable but the best part is, you don’t have to do anything to make it beautiful again. It already is beautiful. All you have to do is open your eyes and look at your surrounding with different eyes.

We are in a way constantly surrounded by miracles. The problem is we do not recognize them. Sometimes they are to subtle, to graceful and seamless sneaking in our daily routine. Every breath, every movement, and every condition that’s creating the possibility for you to be alive right now is a miracle.

There is beauty everywhere. If you truly understand this, you can look at any ordinary object and find beauty in its existence. Most of the time we only catch a glimpse of how amazing things really are before we get sucked back into the monotony of our routines. We lose mindfulness.

To make life an amazing and constant perception slowing down is a good idea. Slowing down, breathing and being present coming out of the hurry of everyday life is a step in the right direction. We may think we’re moving quicker, and getting more things done. But in doing so, we miss the point: to enjoy life now.

Only by slowing down and being here now can we make what we’re doing worthwhile. It’s in slowing down that we allow ourselves space to experience life more fully.

Emptiness - Silence - Brouhaha - Nois - Colors - Crowds - and more - going through Hanoi’s Old Quarter I found beauty in the mundane …

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