I took this sunset photo a few hours ago from my balcony.
Beauty’s presence leaves me awestruck every single time.
I never tire of the wonder of the natural world. In fact, in moments like this one, all I feel is pure grace, endless love, and deep gratitude.
Who can deny the mystery of an unknown, unborn awareness, silently communing with us through clouds, sun, and sky?
Every day, nature speaks, and we get another opportunity to listen, not with our ears, but with our hearts.
I know I’ve quoted this poem before. It’s a beloved one by Hafiz, but it conveys so clearly what the sky was saying to this heart in the moment.
Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.
Beauty, in its soft, humble, quiet way, has the power to still the mind and open the heart instantaneously.
And what’s inside is a silent, glowing sun, just waiting to light the whole sky.