“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.” – ECKHART TOLLE, Stillness Speaks
Day 3 – Observe Nature’s Soothing Presence In Your Life
We’ve practiced on Day 2 reconnecting using our breath.
Noticing your breathing is the “magic” trick that turns-off the mind chatter and reconnects You with yourself even in the most challenging times.
Today I invite You to turn your awareness on the beautiful, soothing presence of mother nature.
How To Do This: Throughout your day set your intention to notice whatever natural element appears on your way: the flowers and the plants in your living room or those on the balcony; the trees in your garden or those in the park You walk by every day; the cute dog of your neighbour.
Just remember today to notice the green and all the beautiful colours and perfumes nature offers us. You can also take a few moments to simply look at the sky, feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. Hear the birds. Breathe.
You can practice this anytime, anywhere. If you have a garden or a park on your way to work do the exercise with as many trees and flowers as You feel like. Stop and smell the flowers if You see any.
If You work in an office all day stop from time to time and go next to the flower pots (there must be some flower pots there :). Or go to the window and look at the sky. Or take your lunch break outside and eat on the grass somewhere.
My experience with this: I’ve made this exercise a part of my life. I’ve done it so often that now I am easily observing any natural elements on my way. Living in a big, polluted city, this helps me reconnect and sooth myself from the hustle and bustle of the cars, the traffic, the construction works and so on.
To increase my “nature moments” I always avoid walking along big boulevards. I prefer to make a detour to walk along the small streets with beautiful houses and gardens and to walk through as many parks I can. I often stop by to smell the roses that grow on someone’s fence, or under a big linden tree to rejoice in the wonderful perfume.
Even 2 seconds of doing this are enough to put me in a natural, relaxed state, regardless of how busy or in a hurry I might be.
This exercise is one of my favourite ways to reconnect with my gut feeling.
I am so looking forward to be hearing how it worked for You. Let me know in the comments bellow.
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Stay tuned for tomorrow’s exercise!
With all my love,
PS: I love this 1938 Walt Disney cartoon with Ferdinand The Bull Smelling the Flowers 🙂