Some moments in life are beyond beautiful—they are sublime. German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer said we experience the sublime best when we become aware of our oneness with Nature. Looking carefully at the world around me, I find the sublime.
Spanista asks: Can you trigger them on your own accord? The Answer is: Yes!
I begin by noticing colors and shapes pleasing to my eye. When a leaf catches my attention, I take a moment to stop and look more carefully. I notice delicate lines, the bold abstract color hues, sprinkles of gold dust, and flecks of green of it origins. When I take it in hand and look up to its source I gaze upon its magnificence, one unique leaf when shaped by nature in the a sunburst of reds, oranges and gold take my breath away. Mother natures splendor evokes feelings of elated joy and wonder. The leaves outer boundaries expand and I feel the presence of Spirit. This presence permeates the leaf, tree —and me. I experience the sublime Oneness I share with all life. It calls for a moment of reflective poetry:
William Wordsworth: “The Tables Turned”
Up! up! my friend, and quit your books, Or surely you’ll grow double. Up! up! my friend, and clear your looks; Why all this toil and trouble. . . .
Books! ’tis a dull and endless trifle: 5 Come, hear the woodland linnet, How sweet his music! on my life, There’s more of wisdom in it. . . .
One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, 10 Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
Sweet is the lore which Nature brings;
Our meddling intellect Misshapes the beauteous forms of things– 15 We murder to dissect.
Friday Wellness Tip: Seek Sublime Moments can be created anywhere, anytime if you reach out to experience the abundance of nature – the free gifts of inspiration all around us hold great power to bring us sublime emotional wellbeing – feel the spirit as you soak up the sublime moment.
To Your Self Care Journey To Joy,