Beautiful sunsets! No matter where I’ve gone, and all over this world, there is often the opportunity to see the sun set with spectacular flair! The one below happened right after a storm had passed through and left a stunning orange display to soak in along the shoreline of Lake Kerr in Florida.
Gaze at that picture above …. what happens inside of you? I love going to that deep place of peace within.
Universal Human Response – Peace within
I’ve talked to numerous people and showed them some of these pictures, and always, without exception, there is a response of “wow, cool, awe, nice!”. For a few moments, the universal human response to a sunset is one of pure joy. Each one of us have a momentary pause in our lives, connect with that sunset, and feel that deep peace within. Its also very gratifying within to share that beauty with friends and loved ones …. try it … share a beautiful sunrise or sunset with a close friend, watch them get that awe and inspired feeling inside, and then in turn it’s a gift back to you!
I have a family relation that was a great test subject …. he is very smart, very sarcastic, witty, and tends to make fun of and belittle most everything in life. As a secret test, I showed him a sunset taken from his front lawn, and he forgot for that instant his “safe, patented, sarcastic, aloof self” …. and said “wow” with a genuine enthusiasm and realness. Soon after he caught himself and came up with a witty, sarcastic spin, but for that moment there was awe. I showed him the sunset below.
Spectacular! Even this “sarcastic” human immediately elevated his view …. the universal human response! Witnessing these sunsets in person is even more inspiring.
Elevating our Spirit
Everyone I’ve talked to has a slightly different response, but I can say with certainty that each and every person had an elevated spirit. We rise above the pettiness, there is no judgment, just a simple expression of pure joy. For that moment we forget all of our troubles, release the fears and worries, let go of resentments, and come to this moment of beauty. We feel that deep peace inside since we are in that moment only. Wouldn’t it be great to live in this state more often?
I’ve found some tools and meditations that have assisted me in living with that deep peace inside … just like viewing a sunset. Mark Romero provides some great music where he plays his guitar and provides guided meditations that, just like a sunset, draw me towards transformation and peace within. Many of Gabby Bernstein’s meditations and practices, and the hemi-sync meditations have all allowed me to feel great joy inside, elevate my spirit, and live with passion. I have other blogs on each of these (Mark, Gabby, Hemi-Sync) as well if you are interested.
Gratitude! The spectacular sunsets evoke a gratitude within us. We are grateful to be alive, for the day, for our blessings, for the love we have felt in our lives … we are connected with that universal energy and Spirit. We become One, if only for that small instance/slice of time.
Its so natural to feel grateful when viewing a sunset. Yes …. peace within.
Inspiration [and Hope]
. The fog settling down on the far bank was eery and mystical in the sunset below.
Mystical experiences happen when I’m in the moment and experiencing that Oneness, connectedness, and that deep peace within. I am just drawn by the picture above on Lake Kerr to go deep into my own spiritual connections,
Growing up, I was taught that God was separate from me, that guy in the sky judging me. Now I prefer Spirit, as I get that “knowing” when I experience mystical connections and Oneness that no longer separates me from Source. Just like a sunset, and yes I am in this 3 dimensional body, yet there is a greater connection and peace that happens within me and around me. I love a good mystery!
Shine your light
Take in one more sunset!
The sunset is often the most beautiful right after a storm rolls through. The clouds leave an object for the sun to brighten up in an amazing show of colors. That one above is while hiking in the mountains in Colorado.
Sunsets show to us and reflect that natural beauty within each of us. Usually a spectacular sunset catches us off guard, and we instantly get drawn into it with elevated souls, forgetting all the things wrong about ourselves. In that instant we see the beauty within us, and identify with the beauty of the sunset. We get jumped, and so don’t have time to prepare our defenses, patented answers, smart, witty comebacks, judgments, and all the other little things we do to be sure we are “safe” in life by staying the same.
As I get in peak spiritual fitness, I find that more and more of my life is spent as though I had just gazed at a sunset. The mind slows down, there is gratitude, inspiration, and a deep peace within. Then, like the double sun reflecting off the lake above, I have so much Light within to spread. I am bursting with life, energy, passion and the desire to share it and uplift others.
I’m working and planning on creating a couple of eCourses so that you can practice letting go and letting the beauty of nature, Spirit, Source, or just our higher selves come deep inside. There are tools that can help us to live our lives from that place of peace within, but we must practice and do our daily work to stay there. Just like when we view the sunset, we are temporarily in that complete moment … it takes some practice, letting go and some work to stay in that beautiful moment as we participate in life.
Join me in getting spiritually fit! This website is dedicated to your spiritual fitness with uplifting blogs, practices, tools, meditations, and sharing together in life. I want you to feel that awe inside yourself on a regular basis in life, just like when you witness that awe-inspiring sunset!
Please write in the comments below about how you feel inside when you see a beautiful, spectacular sunset.