Tune Into the Beauty

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I believe it has to do with the reality that I am purposefully trying to see things differently, and forging judgement. Be they my January 2017 rose-colored glasses, or my purposeful non-particular viewpoint, I am choosing to call out beauty when I see it.

I like the word BEAUTIFUL. Pleasing the mind or senses aesthetically.

The word has become my catch-all for many things.

I use the word a lot. I am certain I overuse this adjective. Scattering it about like it’s a noun. So many things are beautiful. I have tried to tune my eyes, ears, mind, and heart to the things that are beautiful.

Tuning the eyes: We don’t have to go further than our front door for beauty. Right now, things look so green with the constant rain we’ve had here in California.  Green is a color that is psychologically appealing to us. Color psychology tells us green represents renewal and growth… balance, calm and harmony.

Tuning the ears: I find listening deeply and purposefully is key for me. Letting people talk without the need to comment, but instead affirm them. It’s what we call active listening.

Music helps me tune my ears and my heart. And spoken word tunes my ear, and my heart, and my mind.

Being a storyteller and writer, I realize the power of words.  “A word fitly spoken (at the right time) is like apples of gold in settings of silver,” says the Proverbs 25:11.

Here are some Spoken Word Pieces that are BEAUTIFUL to the ear, heart, and mind. They tune my eyes, ears, heart, mind and soul like a tuning fork. I hope you enjoy them.

Don’t listen to them all at once. Take your time. Tissue may be required for a few of them, and it seems fair to warn you.

Taylor Mali, “What Teachers Make” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuBmSbiVXo0

Jon Jorgensen “Who You Are” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWi5iXnguTU

Jon Jorgensen “The Wall” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGuO6hzI8Ok

Shane Koyczan “To This Day” (for the bullied and beautiful) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa1iS1MqUy4

Janette Ikz “I Will Wait For You” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glB3yAFDX-o

Brittain Bush “Woman At The Well” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opZv7lGJDdo

Amena Brown Owen “Be Strong and Courageous” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfgU0RXDw4Y

Melissa “Mommy, Can You Hear Me” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP-PpfIfWzI


Tell me what you think… I am all ears and eyes!


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