It gets harder and harder to be still in today’s crazy busy world.
For me, it’s one of the reasons why I love camping and being out in nature so much.
Slowing down and getting back to basics. Turning off the tech tools and tuning into the sounds of silence.
It’s appreciating the last of the golden glows of the day.
We get so consumed with ‘staying in touch’ that we often lose ourselves.
But when we immerse ourselves in something bigger our world expands.
Alive with early morning rays. When the air is still and the sand is so soft I feel as though I’m the first person to set foot on it. I could walk for ever … getting lost in the distance.
But sometimes getting lost in the stillness and the dark is exactly when we find ourselves.
When we have time to think. In open spaces.
When we can find balance in our lives, just like the beauty of the mountains and the sea finds harmony. There are so many places to sooth the soul and find peace.
And we can find that anywhere. All we have to do is slow down.
Sit and do nothing.
Like this canoe. Waiting for someone to take it into the water. It will be used. Eventually.
It’s not always necessary to be doing something.
Take a look at these three of mine. I’ve taught them well, haven’t I?
Here are my favorite ways of finding stillness:
Don’t be afraid to slow down and disconnect. Spend at least five minutes every day doing nothing. Lose the phone for awhile! Let go of distractions and just feel, hear, smell.
Ground yourself in nature. Climb a mountain, sit by a lake or walk on the beach. And if that’s not possible get outside and gaze at the clouds, find a park or a garden.
At night in bed my mind is constantly in overdrive. But deep breathing helps, concentrating on my body …imagining each part is warm and heavy, starting at my feet and working my way up.
If you can manage it, wake up a bit earlier and watch the sun rise to a new day.
Don’t miss out on what’s right in front of you. Life is to be lived now so stay in the present. Notice everything and everyone and nothing will be wasted.
In the midst of a busy life may we all find stillness and peace within.
This is in response to Travel theme: Stillness – Where’s my Backpack