“Everything – our houses, our clothes, our hairstyles – is meant to help us forget ourselves and to protect us from vanity, greed and envy, which are just forms of selfishness. If we have little, and want for little, and we are all equal, we envy no one.”
Laying in the middle of the field late last night watching the full moon, feeling the beaming energy from it’s light, I became utterly lost in the moment. I speak a lot of disconnecting, and last night, I completely got lost in time. I left my phone in the car, went into the middle of the park, and just laid in the grass. I was absorbing each and every moment. The way the clouds were moving, the way the moon was so bright and full, and the crickets sounding. All this true beauty made me think of the “beauty” we surround ourselves with daily. We need to have the biggest house, the best labels, and the newest new of everything! It’s clearly pathetic what we find beauty in now. Teenagers are comparing their newest Ugg’s and iPhone’s. Our society wants, and wants more. We have to constantly be surrounded by possessions, and we think these possessions hold beauty, and have the power to make us beautiful,and powerful. I am finding that the less we have, the more we appreciate everything. It allows us to grow and to define, and redefine what true beauty means. If we just would just appreciate the true beauty around us, we would envy no one, because we would all have the same beauty, and those who have true beauty, hold more power because they can’t be swayed by possessions. They are already full of love, and selflessness. Maybe in our society, it is tremendously difficult to have true beauty all the time, because we are constantly being shoved down with the next best thing. But with every season we should be reminded of how full we could feel by just looking around at what’s free to us, nature.