I believe in the beauty that exists everywhere we go, even if we just sit quietly in our own room. These twelve affirmations are bright reminders that the energy, attitude, and perspective we bring into the world plays a leading role in our capacity for finding beauty.
“There can be an everyday magic to our experience, and that magic need not be mystical but, rather, a conscious trick of elongating time, of heightening and deepening our senses to the moment.” – Brendon Burchard, The Motivation Manifesto
These affirmations don’t need much of a preamble; they speak for themselves. In essence, it’s easier to find something if that’s what you’ve prioritized finding. This isn’t about ignoring the “ugly” parts of life, however (doing that would keep what’s “ugly” front and center); this is about reevaluating what matters to you.
You could even use these affirmations for finding beauty right in the middle of something otherwise deemed ugly. Destruction brings out the builders. Darkness brings out millions of specks of light. This is about finding beauty, mostly by making your own presence in this world a beautiful one because, then, even the ordinary contains magic.
12 Affirmations for Finding Beauty, No Matter Where We Are
1. I keep curiosity alive and it brings color to my life.
Life is a grand adventure and I am unconditionally committed to learning all that I can for as long as I live. Whatever lies before me, I approach it with awareness and enthusiasm. I joyfully unwrap the gifts of being alive. In return, I give back with wonder and curiosity. In response, life becomes, somehow, even more beautiful.
2. I live joyously, gratefully, divinely aware.
What a wonderful thing to be where I am, as I am. I concentrate on the colors, textures, and every subtle smell, sound, and sight—they’re all signatures of life. I breathe deeply and move mindfully, pausing to see what’s here—thoroughly, gratefully, divinely aware.
3. I believe there’s something beautiful to find.
I find beauty because that’s what I’m looking for. I find beauty because I believe there’s beauty to be found. I am on a treasure hunt, unearthing beautiful gems from the ground I tread, rejoicing in life’s abundant gifts as I go.
4. I see everything as a miracle.
There’s beauty to be found in every nook and cranny of this earthly experience. I even treat seemingly ordinary moments as though they were miracles hidden in plain sight, and they become miracles. Every single moment is another chance to see the beautiful expressions of life, all here together at the same time—everything, a gift.
5. I have a beautiful mind that sees a beautiful world.
Beauty finds me when I find it within myself. I choose to be a loving person who lives in a loving world, a seeker of beauty in a beautiful world. Life is beautiful because I have decided that it is so. The world has a lot of beauty to reveal because I have decided that it’s there, and I allow myself to see it.
6. I am in awe of the beauty of being alive.
I am in awe of life’s complexities and simplicities, struck by the nuances of living a life fully alive. I am only in awe of the mysteries, reverent and glad. I am alive because I am meant to be alive, and that in itself gives me cause enough to seek out life’s beauty while I’m here to seek.As we stand in awe of life's greatest mysteries, reverent for the air we breathe, we grow beautiful, too. Click To Tweet
7. I am a powerful force for what’s beautiful in the world.
I focus intensely on the beauty that exists because that is how it grows. The more I honor the beauty that I can bring into the world, the more beautiful the world becomes. There is so much beauty to be seen and so much beauty still to be given; I do my part.
8. I find some magic everywhere I go.
I am fully alive and awakened to the magical qualities of the moment. There is magic in this moment and I am present enough, alert and open enough to sense it. I even carry a little magic with me wherever I go.
9. I cherish small wonders even in darker times.
I am fascinated with any glimmer of hope, no matter how faint or small. If the sky is darkened by storm clouds of doubt or fear or heartbreak, I stand like a beacon in the night, carrying a lantern in a moonlit field, finding beauty and glory in each step. I am aware that life at all is the ultimate beauty to behold.“Find something that makes you happy and think about it a lot.” — Abraham-Hicks Click To Tweet
10. My presence brings out the presence of beauty.
I absorb the details from my surroundings, drinking in the moment and honoring what is right here with me. If something at first doesn’t seem very beautiful, I open myself to seeing things in a different light. I expand my conscious, alert, aware presence so that the beauty around and within all things is shown to me.
11. I am full of life and filled with gratitude.
I am grateful to be alive, so I heighten my senses and take in the fullness of my experience here. I delight in the foods that nourish me, the air that I breathe, the earth that supports me, and the ones who walk with me. I am creating a vibrant, deeply felt, growing mosaic of beautiful experiences.
12. I hold thoughts of beauty in my mind, and beauty can’t help but respond.
The things that make me smile, the people who love me unconditionally, the ways I have risen above what could have brought me down but didn’t—these are all beautiful images that flood my mind. I cherish positive memories, envision great potential, and, most of all, choose a thought that feels good in this moment.
I’m curious: What’s one beautiful thing you can share with me, or anyone else, today?
Please share your favorite affirmations, how you go about finding beauty no matter what’s happening, insights on living a grateful and full life, and any inspiring stories of how a change of perspective changed the world as you knew it.
Be a powerful force for what’s beautiful in the world; send these affirmations to a fellow human with a beautiful heart.
Give your wonder, and beauty will pop up all over the place like they were just gifts waiting to be unwrapped.