on my mind this week.....
take a moment to appreciate....
We are almost at that point, with the longest day upon us, following a spring and early summer of abundant growth all around us! The light levels are at their highest, weather permitting it is a joy to be outside, soaking it all up. And the rain isn't that bad if you've got the right clothes on!!!
From a mindfulness perspective, watching the daily changes in nature can help to root us in reality, also reminding us of the impermanence of...well, everything. A certain plant may flower, but if we are too busy to look up that week we may miss it. There is so much for us to see, but we need to be looking, and able to see, rather than just rushing by. Lots of people tell me they will meditate/stop/relax/etc more, when they have time, but when do we suddenly find that we 'have time'. rather, it is a case of re prioritising our time, re locating our time, making space for that which can support us
The seasons come and go, without us needing to make anything happen. Different flowers, plants and crops come to fruition, at just the right time for them. Any nurturing and care we may apply to them can certainly help, and so for ourselves.
Can you make some time for yourself and your practice? Can you make some time to sit, or to properly engage with a loved one, or to just smile and relax, or to just day dream?
Look around, make today count, whatever you are doing. Make the most of every moment.
With love Jane