Awing distant city lights
Far beneath the mountain
Yet on that hike
So much so,
that these co-hiking humans
appeared to be
another species entirely,
I found myself slipping into comparison,
and self annihilation arrived.
I told my hiking friend,
“I see people so gorgeous
I want to leap off the mountain!”
He laughed and said he felt the same way.
(Did that mean he wanted me to leap off the mountain?)
Yet moments later, my outlook changed
when I happened upon
the most beautiful person on the mountain,
Quite possibly the most beautiful person ever.
His legs were bent in an unusual way,
he walked with two canes,
swaying from side to side,
and he was different from everyone,
because he had the Biggest Truest Smile of All.
He was looking around,
at all the people,
at the breath taking views,
and his lit up eyes and awesome smile irradiated,
“Isn’t this GREAT?!
Isn’t it AMAZING we all
get to do this?!
LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL EVERYTHING IS!”
He was bursting with
Joy, Wonder, Awe & Gratitude!
And as we walked past one another
His Burst of Light
leapt into my Spirit
and I felt as he felt,
whilst in his presence:
Einstein once said,
“There are only two ways to live your life,
One is as though nothing is a miracle,
The other as though everything is a miracle.”
The most beautiful person on the mountain
and he taught me to see them as well,
with only his Spirit and his Smile.
I learned from him this day, that:
True Beauty never makes you feel less than.
True Beauty makes you feel
Alive With Gratitude!
And Consumed with Aliveness
the false and fretful fear-driven
comparative little egoic mind,
has not the slightest hope of
of dashing a delightfully lovely day.
It truly takes a Glorious Mind
to appreciate a Glorious Day.
And I thank you truly,
Most Beautiful Person Ever,
for sharing with me
Your Glorious Mind,
that birthed the smile