To blind yourself of life’s beauties, is to live weighed down in darkness. Ease up, open your eyes, process what you feel, see and hear, and allow yourself to appreciate things. This is not a sign of weakness or silliness, but strength and personal development. This aids self-actualization.
Observe yourself. Your thoughts, actions and reactions. For me, writing is a powerful way to surface pleasures, pain and beauty. Without reflecting and writing, I sometimes don’t realize or pinpoint what exactly it is I appreciate and value.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. ~Audrey Hepburn