Blossom trees are so beautiful! Even more so are the blankets of pink stretched across lawns, drives and paths as the petals sofly fall. Little pieces of heaven when out walking – soaking up those mindful moments. Spring is such a beautiful, colourful time of the year 🌸🌳
Take some time out for mindful moments!
Be gentle to ‘you’
Take a deep breath, visualise and relax…
Have a beautiful, peaceful day. Be kind and gentle to you 🙏 🌸💐
So things are starting to slowly open up again in England. Evenings are brighter, weather is just so lovely and there really is a buzz around the place. How are you feeling? Are the many months in lockdown making you feel nervous about normality returning and visiting places again? Its only normal to feel this way if you do. Its been a tough year.
I’m not going to rush back to non-essential shops just yet, but I’m enjoying meeting up with friends again for leisurely walks outside in parks, with take away coffees and a bit of banter!
I’ve really enjoyed the reflective work and my new hobbies (poetry writing and cardmaking), connecting more with nature and appreciating things you really took for granted when life was full of hustle and bustle before the pandemic.
Once cases get to a very low level, I’m really looking forward to getting back home to Ireland and seeing my family again. I’m sure you also look forward to that day and where you and I are mask free – with social distancing no longer being part of our norm.
This pandemic has changed us all in so many ways, having to deal with a huge wave of events, losing loved ones and having the virus. Its a time of constant reflection, looking at the small but important stuff that makes a huge difference to all our lives.
Throughout the pandemic I’ve been practicing mindful techniques and just being more ‘aware’ of the moment and appreciating the simple, yet powerful things in life.
So much beauty is out there when you stop, look around and look up.
On a recent walk with my daughter we discovered this little bee burrowing in the ground, flapping its little wings and it really was amazing to watch. We both enjoyed that moment in a little area with lots of pretty flowers. Nature is ‘always’ there.
Things are slowly going back to normal, new-found hobbies have surfaced throughout this pandemic and small mindful moments can be so precious.
Have a lovely day/evening, stay safe, keep smiling – look up and around you, enjoying those mindful moments ❤
I wrote this reflective poem, just after a mindful walk. Being present, focussing on nature and the beauty that surrounds you, while appreciating the small but important things; makes such a difference!
Lost in the Moment of Life and its Art
A Flock of wild birds they fly in chilled air I walk, embracing the earths open heart. A seagull it sweeps, alone with no care lost in the moment of life and its art. The ring of church bells, white tracks, a blue sky, children, they giggle dog walkers pass by. Bare trees that stand tall with nests where birds grew, leaves lying crumpled and soggy from dew. Clear beads as they rest on blades of green grass, autumn alive, soft clouds as they pass. A squirrel, It dances, I watch, he’s aware, Its bushy long tail, he captures my stare. This vision absorbed, the rush is no more, nature alive unlocking my core. Connections so strong I open my heart, lost in the moment of life and its art