Friday, April 14, 2017

Honing the Skills of Observation

When eating, be mindful of eating.
When walking, of walking.
When smiling, of smiling.
~Heart of Buddha

On my walks, the forest is full of eucalyptus trees. Which, for me, makes my walk all the more beautiful as I notice the variations in colors and patterns each leaf that falls to the ground displays. Out of all the people who visit this area on a daily basis, I often wonder how many, if any take the time to notice such details? For each and every leaf is different from the other-no two are alike. In my eyes, each is a small work of brilliant art. 

If you stop to take the time to notice the details of life by observation, that act alone gets you closer to learning how to 'just be'. One never fully arrives at that state-it is always a work in progress.


The art of to 'just be' is something that requires a mindfulness and a willingness to commit to a daily practice. It doesn't mean that you beat yourself up every time you don't make it a daily practice. It's just something that you strive for. And, over time, you may find yourself getting a bit better at it.

All you have to do is, 'Just Be'.

join others every friday.

in this space to.
just BE.
shake off the ugly.
bask in the moments.
breathe in the truth.
and beauty.
that is there.
if you just look.


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