Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
October 25th - Some moments in life are beyond beautiful, they are sublime.
The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately. One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again.
I think we’ve all had at sometime or another beautifully sublime landscape moments. It has been said we experience the sublime best when we become aware of our oneness with Nature. There is a sublime happiness in seeing the sun come up on a misty morning. By looking carefully at the world around us, we find the sublime.
We can discover and experience the sublime and Oneness with all life by noticing colors and shapes pleasing to the eye. By taking a moment to stop and look more carefully at a flower, we can see delicate lines, sprinkles of gold dust, and flecks of white that are not visible unless we take a closer look. It is the experience many people have in nature of being connected to something greater than themselves.
It’s important to make a conscious choice to enjoy these perfect moments, even if it means setting aside what we were planning for the day, or delaying our next task. Many of the sublime moments of life may not come around again.
Life is too short to waste.