A Gift of Mindfulness

Today, as I celebrate 55 years on this planet, I’m filled with gratitude. I also wonder where on earth the years have gone. Seems like only yesterday I was a wide eyed teenager.

I reflect on all the experiences that have made up my journey so far, all the joy and blessings, all the challenges and lessons. And I feel as though, in many respects, the best is yet to come.

Whilst this year has been one of the most tumultuous humanity has seen, for me personally it’s been one of inner growth and transformation, one of surrender and being in the flow. It’s been a year like no other.

I’m sharing something extra special on this post, something that began a few months ago. Let me backtrack.

It was May, Autumn here in Australia, and walking was (and still is) my time for tuning into stillness. Every day as I walked I noticed the intricate details, the colours and changes in the season. Upon returning home I would journal my thoughts. The outer landscape merged with my inner world.

Somewhere along the way a seed was born. I had a vision of combining my photos and words into a keepsake book. The seed blossomed into life as my book began to take shape. And so it began.

From start to finish my book below is a pictorial celebration of life, hope and natural beauty. Within 64 pages I capture some of the wonder of our world, of life giving, renewing and forgiving nature. Regardless of the global turmoil, the miracle of Mother Earth is constant.

“Each day I walked, often the same path, but seeing the day with new eyes …”

Seeing life through the eyes of love instead of fear shifts everything. Somehow being in nature reminds us to let love lead the way and to stay grounded and present.

How wondrous it is to stay in the moment. Whenever you read this, know that the words apply, to any day of any month and to any moment in time.

“Each day, whatever the month, we can choose to live in a mindful state, where opportunity exists to discover a slower way of living, one that is in tune with our heart and our truest self.”

This is my gift to you. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to honour nature and share my small creation that came from being open to our natural world.

So here it is. I give it with love and gratitude, for all I have and all that I am.

I invite you to click the link in the photo below. It will open in a new website and from there you can click on any of the corners of the book to turn and scroll through each page.

Please enjoy an exploration of both our inner and outer landscape in A Mindful Month: A Journey into Mindfulness.

In love and light,

158 thoughts on “A Gift of Mindfulness

  1. Wow look at amazing you!! I’m off to go scroll through, absorb, linger, contemplate, feel, enjoy, appreciate, be mindful, and love your book!!! You are so incredible…thank you for this gift!! Big Mindful Hugs xo

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    1. Aww, my lovely, long time friend, thank you and enjoy! I had a first time visitor to my blog this morning comment on “our” songs. What fabulous times they were! Maybe one day we’ll do another one. Hugs xxxx


  2. I’m disappointed, Miriam, because the book doesn’t open for me. Probably the laptop is too old and dothery, like me 😦 :(. But I’m sure it’s very beautiful because you have a beautiful soul. Stay happy, hon!

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    1. That’s strange. Does it go to a smaller version of the photo, the website? And make sure you’re touching the corners of the book to open, not the middle. I hope this works for you Jo. Let me know. 💕


  3. That was an inspirational book. Thank you. When I was reading it, I was smiling, as I have a similar reason for starting my Blogazine. I invite you to my site and meet Dr. Nat Ure? 🙂 Come this way…

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  4. This is a lovely post. I can relate to the slowing down and being in the flow in 2020. My partner has a long term illness so was shielding in March last year, we had just moved home and I had the opportunity of a part time job, (I am a carer also). I decided to shield with my partner instead. It is the first time in 32 years that I haven’t worked (apart from writing which I don’t earn enough to call it a wage), and it felt incredible. I began to eat when I wanted, I walked for miles with the dogs, exploring and being at one with nature. Life felt smaller, still does. I feel that covid despite the horrors of covid, I feel blessed to be at one with myself and the planet.

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    1. It’s amazing what happens when we slow down and take stock of what’s truly important. Thank you for sharing your story and I wish you and your partner well. Warmest wishes to you both for a happy and healthy 2021 enjoying all those simple pleasures.


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