Opening our eyes to nature

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees”

Henry David Thoreau

The stillness, the scents, the sounds, the crunch of leaves under foot.  No better place to practice a bit of mindfulness but in the woods.  I took this picture on a woodland walk, the place just filled me with awe.

As a plant man I look around and try to name all the trees, as a meditator I just listen, just smell, just touch.

Nature does a great job of bringing my right back to this moment, reminding me of the peace and the stillness within.  Ancient trees, just swaying in the wind, roots buried deep into the earth. The cycles of life and death, ever-changing, moment by moment, day by day, year by year.

Simple contentment, stillness and peace.  I take that with me out of those woods, not taller than the tree, but my roots a little deeper, connected to the earth, my head held up to the sun.

I wish you all a wonderful week ahead

From Roger.

Author: Roger

In 2015 I set out on a mission to uncover a life of happiness and contentment. Little did I know then that for years, I had been looking for it in all the wrong places. My Blog, The Mind Shed, tells the true story of this mission, a mission that will last a life time but involves going nowhere, just right here in this moment, the only moment we have. www.themindshed.co.uk inspiration for a happy life

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