“You are the most beautiful note in the symphony of the universe.”
A friend recently wished me these thoughts on my birthday. What joy flows into my heart when I read these simple words. All to often we forget we are beautiful and unique, a gift of pure love and joy. But what is joy to you? Joy, as defined by Merriam Webster:
- The emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires: delight
- The expression or exhibition of such emotion: gaiety
- A state of happiness or felicity: bliss
- A source or cause of delight
For me personally, the best definition is c. A state of happiness or felicity: bliss. Isn’t that what we are all after, bliss? We look far and wide for this state of bliss, some hoping to find it in some new material object, others from what their mates give to them emotionally, others from their gurus, their church, or spiritual leaders, but bliss exists in you just as you are, as my friend said “you are the most beautiful note in the universe.” If we could simply stand and let such a concept resonate deeply within we would find that we are better listeners, friends, lovers, neighbors and so forth because we know we are enough. You are beautiful just as you stand right this moment. Spread this love and joy into the world today and see how it emanates creating further love and joy in the world. When you are in the slowest line at the grocery store, pause and know everything is perfect just as it is, don’t contemplate hopping into a faster, shorter line. Perhaps you are supposed to stand right there, taking it all in. Ask a sales clerk how they are and really mean it. Be patient, be kind and spread joy. It costs nothing, and the results are extraordinary.