- What paths or practices would you like to explore to help still the mind?
- Could you pick one and try it this week? Which one? When?
- Capture any insights that come up during #2.
Complete the weekly prompts.
Give yourself a date with Mother Nature. Walk around your yard or neighbourhood and record what you see, touch, hear and/or smell. Jot it down in your notebook, draw it, paint it, photograph it, make a video... The key is to spend time with your senses and get "out of your head."
"For before you can find peace anywhere, you must have silence and quiet in your heart and in your mind." ~ Catherine Doherty
"That voice, found in silence, will disclose the direction of each person's unique way." ~ Patricia Hart Clifford, Sitting Still, An Encounter with Christian Zen
"I get those fleeting, beautiful moments of inner peace and stillness - and then the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day, I'm a human trying to make it through in this world." ~ Ellen DeGeneres
Finally, a beautiful story of how presence and connection to nature became much, much more (~ 3min. video via CBS News): Mark Hirsch: How a tree helped heal me.
In spirit of discovery, flexibility and simplicity,
Stephanie : )