Why do we experience the world as beautiful?
Why do we experience people, animals, plants, landscapes, art, music, science, the Earth as a whole, stars, nebulae – and much more – as beautiful? As intrinsically beautiful?
Could it be because we are it? We are the universe experiencing itself as all of that. We are Earth experiencing itself as landscapes, animals, plants, humans. We are life itself experiencing itself as all of that. We are a product of the evolution of the Universe, Earth, and life on Earth. We experience ourselves. And we find it fascinating, interesting, and beautiful.
And what happens when we find some of it not beautiful? Could it be because we have stressful and unpleasant stories about it, and those stories temporarily shade our experience of its beauty?
In the even bigger picture, we can say that all is Spirit. All is Spirit expressing, exploring, and experiencing itself in myriads of forms. So it’s only natural for Spirit to find it beautiful. Spirit – as us – finds Spirit – as the world – beautiful. And Spirit sometimes forget. Spirit – as us – sometimes tells itself parts of itself is not beautiful, and temporarily believes it, and that too is Spirit expressing, exploring, and experiencing itself in myriad of ways. That too is Lila… the play of the divine.
- why is the world beautiful?
- nature, music, art, humans, stars, nebulae etc.
- some aspects
- bc evolution, co-evolution, evolved with it
- bc all is universe, similar dynamics + patterns etc.
- bc all is spirit
- so we are the living Earth, universe, Spirit, experiencing itself, so will naturally find it beautiful, fascinating, interesting
- why some things beautiful and some not
- default = finding it beautiful, fascinating, interesting
- when clouded over (identifications, beliefs, wounds), then appears not so beautiful to us anymore
- boring, neutral
- dislike, aversion etc.
- (the standard answers, but may be worth mentioning)