Many of us are never still. We live in our heads, trying to analyse, organise, strategise, and figure everything out. We are all seeking happiness, meaning and answers, yet all too often our busy minds prevent us from seeing the truth, beauty and joy that surrounds us each and every day.
When we tap into the power of stillness our life can change dramatically. We learn to stop experiencing life through the mind and instead start experiencing life with the heart. We move from noise to silence, from doing to being.
When you intentionally take the time to slow down and rest in stillness your senses become more heightened - you can hear more, feel more and see more. Time slows down and as a result you become present, alive, and receptive.
Connecting with your own feeling of inner stillness is both ordinary and extraordinary at the same time.
The art of living well starts when we can find stillness within. For stillness enables us to be able to see ourselves and the world around us more clearly. Our senses become heightened, life itself becomes the miracle and everything we have and are, suddenly all become enough. From Everyday Miracles Course
Today we are going to do something a little different. We are going to head outside in nature where we will take a few moments to slow down and become silent. It is a practice that is designed to quieten you down within so that all your senses become more heightened. And in this more heightened space of stillness you will cultivate a deeper appreciation for the present moment and all that surrounds you.
You can do todays practice in your own backyard, at a local park or by the ocean, a waterfall or on-top of a mountain. If the weather isn’t ideal where you are today, or you prefer to stay inside then find yourself a comfortable position in front of a window that looks out on a little bit of nature – doesn’t matter how big a view you have of nature – it can be the sky, a tree, a little bit of grass or maybe even an indoor potted plant.
If you are heading outdoors with me, then go ahead and put on your shoes and get yourself ready to head out the door. If you need a little time just pause me – and come back once your all set to begin.
This meditation is part of our free 12 week Everyday Miracles course. You can access all audio meditations and lessons on the course home page or alternatively here [YouTube] or sign up to our Podcast
If you prefer written content over audio - then you can access the course over at Botanical Trader which has this course in both written and audio format.