Mindfulness is a big buzzword; it seems that if we practice mindfulness in all we do in life then our worries will just float away! Mindfulness cannot be the answer to everything, I absolutely accept that there are benefits, some really big ones at that, and a mindful approach to life can be helpful to many aspects of life but it’s not a magic wand ~ and who doesn’t want a magic wand?
This post is about being mindful of the world around us.
Back in the days when I worked for a large financial company I drove to work each day leaving home at around 7.10am. The journey took me along a dual carriageway and it really made my day if I saw the cows crossing the bridge on their way to or from being milked. I don’t know why but this would make me smile.
How many of us go through life without noticing such moments?
Without looking up at the clouds, or noticing a rainbow?
Examining the architecture in our cities?
Admiring the flowers in a neighbours garden?
It takes such a small amount of time but can make a huge difference to the way we view the world. Try being aware of the beauty surrounding us and simply take a moment to appreciate it.