3 Reasons Why Surrounding Yourself with Beauty Will Raise Your Vibe
Beauty is said to be in the 'eye of the beholder', in other words, subjective.
But actually, certain patterns a have universal appeal. Natural fractals — irregular, self- similar geometry — occur virtually everywhere in nature: in coastlines and river-ways, in snowflakes and leaf veins, even in our own lungs.
In recent years, physicists have found that people invariably prefer a certain mathematical density of fractals — not too thick, not too sparse.
It's not exactly shocking that beauty can be sourced to the cortex of the brain Beauty is a particularly potent and intense form of curiosity.
It's a learning signal urging us to keep on paying attention, an emotional reminder that there's something here worth figuring out. Art hijacks this ancient instinct: If we're looking at a painting, that twinge of beauty in the tableau is telling us that this painting isn't just a blob of colour; if we're listening to a Beethoven symphony, the feeling of beauty keeps us fixated on the notes, trying to find the underlying pattern; if we're reading a poem, a particularly beautiful line slows down our reading, so that we might pause and figure out what the line actually means.
Put another way, beauty is a motivational force that helps shift conscious awareness. The problem beauty solves is the problem of trying to figure out which sensations are worth making sense of and which ones can be easily ignored.
LIFE magazine named Jackson Pollock “the greatest living painter in the United States” in 1949, when he was creating canvases now known to conform to the optimal fractal density of light and colour.
Could Pollock’s late paintings result from his lifelong effort to excavate an image buried in all of our brains?
Apparently, we respond dramatically to this pattern that it can reduce stress levels by as much as 60 percent — just by being in our field of vision.
Here's the thing! We feel pleasure when we see something beautiful. And we are drawn to beautiful design (such as Apple) because we instinctively feel that attractive things work better.
How can you bring more of the art-based pleasure and beauty in to your life?
1. One way is to amp up the amount of beautiful things you view daily Introduce art in to your life, re-organize your workspace to be more aesthetically appealing. Arrange your home, closet and environment in harmony with your dreams and visions. Aspirations to greatness while living in clutter and tattiness does not fit! Whatever our budget, we can surround ourselves with beauty in simple ways by paying attention to colour, texture, mood and vibe.
Feng Sui, the Chinese art of placing, is fabulous inspiration for creating beauty. In fact it really is a science as well as an art to how objects contribute to our well-being according to their position!
2. Another way is to create. ‘If we want to make meaning, we need to make art.’ –Brene Brown Invest time in the creation of beautiful things. Take the time, once per week to create: bake, draw, paint, sing, dance or write! Do whatever you need to do to invoke your creative muse!
If you’re in the business of creating, focus on the aesthetic, see what can be enhanced, re- evaluate the superficial, and go from there.
The aesthetics of your service or product is much more than an added benefit. Creating a beautiful product delivers value. It signals to us that innate message of quality.
3. Cultivate the habits of beauty and grace because they are doors to a high, manifestation vibe! When are attuned to beauty as a way of being, we resonate the emotions of love, joy, bliss, gratitude, excitement. Our left and right brain hemispheres come into balance. We access elevated emotion, the space where our brains can be more easily re-wired for positive change.
Committing to being our most beautiful self counts as one of those habits. Styling our most authentic truth in our dress and appearance is to honour beauty as a virtue, regardless of our shape, size or physical features. To make oneself beautiful is to honour those who we meet. Even if it's just the cat or the postman.
The Navajo have a prayer for beauty as they consider it to be principle for living harmoniously with the earth, with integrity, and in joy:
Walking in Beauty: Closing Prayer from the Navajo Way Blessing Ceremony
In beauty I walk
With beauty before me I walk With beauty behind me I walk With beauty above me I walk With beauty around me I walk It has become beauty again
Today I will walk out, today everything negative will leave me
I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body.
I will have a light body, I will be happy forever, nothing will hinder me. I walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me.
I walk with beauty below me. I walk with beauty above me. I walk with beauty around me. My words will be beautiful. In beauty all day long may I walk.
Through the returning seasons, may I walk. On the trail marked with pollen may I walk. With dew about my feet, may I walk.
With beauty before me may I walk. With beauty behind me may I walk. With beauty below me may I walk. With beauty above me may I walk. With beauty all around me may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk. My words will be beautiful.