The beauty of nature
Is beyond the reach of time
Caught in its throes
The mind appears far from perfect
The essence of life is achieving a lasting state of beauty and perfection. There is abundance of both in art and nature. Both are reflections, one of the individual mind and the other of the universal mind. When one stands in front of an imposing snow clad mountain for example, it is very common to be lost in complete awe of it's beauty and majesty. The same thing may happen when observing a beautiful work of art, or listening to deeply moving, soul stirring music. Despite what may be going in one’s mind at that time stirred up by restless thoughts, for a few distinct moments there is complete peace. The mountain appears to have consumed the person standing in front of it. The same goes for other experiences such as music or art. As long as one is in front of it, one is lost in that beauty. The observer and the the observed are unified in the one experience.