There’s a quote by the French writer, Blaise Pascal that can be a phrase to live by:
"In difficult times you should always carry something beautiful in your mind."
Whether you’ve recently lost your job, feel discouraged by the lack of developments in your job search, or you’re just having a bad day, you may benefit from something else to focus on instead of your troubling circumstances.
In his book, Beauty, the late Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue talks about the essential place of beauty in our lives. O’Donohue in a voice that is confident and inviting, states that beauty "stirs passion and urgency in us", and "awakens the heart."
If you were to embrace the notion that summoning, or merely noticing beauty in your life, would transform your day or a difficult moment, what would you focus on?
Think simple or extravagant beauty, go on a hunt or turn your head to notice what is around you, the choice is yours.
You need only shift your attention to see a new perspective that can change your mood or experience of the day.