Sunflowers grown from last year’s seed and Niger flowers self-seeded from bird-feeder (thank you goldfinches!) win-win! Take some time to be with nature. It’s a great way to practice being present - no judgement just childlike curiosity and wonder. Make the butterfly, the bee, the fly, the bird, the ant, the swaying branch, the flowing water - your focus of awareness. Allow all to be just as it is - hot/cold, birdsong/lawnmower. As you observe the activity, notice with neutrality all the thoughts and sensations that come and go - thoughts judging good vs bad; any bodily sensations and their clinging/resistance to these thoughts. Feel below the surface of the 'me-movie' to the reality of now and the peace and gratitude this brings. The gratitude for this opportunity to simply be: the breath in and out - any sights, sounds, smells, tastes, sensations and thoughts - to be experienced without attachment. Rest here and then smile - feel the love! Recognition of arriving home .......
Below is a variation on a poem posted previously ....
Mother Earth and her lessons
Water – gushing, trickling, still
doesn’t question the changes
simply flows with life’s will
Lilac blossom – blooms ‘n’ flowers
doesn’t question its life-span
oblivious of hours
Flowers in the earth, stars in the sky
never question their worth
or ask how? when? why?
No chatter calling for edits, all happy to play their part
– one pulsating planet, one vibrating heart
Author: Samantha Hall
Artwork also produced by me.
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