Just recently I read an article how science research is showing that the words we speak actually restructure our brain. Those positive words, when we dwell on them, changes the function of our brain and over time the very structure, so much so that it may affect the way we look at reality. The same goes for those negative thoughts. They stop our brains from operating the way it is supposed to.
So I would think it also is with images.
Ansel Adams once said “A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.”
There is power in an image. I have seen people laugh over a photograph. I have also seen people cringe. And cry.
If the words we dwell on can change our brains, so can the images that we surround ourselves with, those pictures that we see bringing words to our minds of happiness, loveliness, goodness and well-being.
As was written in ancient times, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”
Believe in the power of beauty.