Yesterday I went for a really lovely walk with my friends Cath and Steph. We went up Beacon Hill which is a local beauty spot.
I have been up there so many times over the years. In more recent times I have been to boot camp exercise classes up there on a weekly basis so I should know it well! I have run round there hundreds of times. However, in all my visits I have never noticed this…
The Old Man of the Beacon! Cath pointed him out to me and Steph yesterday. I was so amazed. He is right on the path that I would usually take down and I just had no idea that he was there. When she pointed out the profile of his face it was unmissable but somehow I have never seen him.
It got me thinking about how much we all go about in our own little worlds. We know the routes we take and we go about our business without really noticing what is actually going on around us.
Paying more attention to your surroundings is a great way to be more mindful. Look at everything with fresh eyes. You will notice things that you have missed a million times. Learning to take in your surroundings is a great skill. It keeps you focussed in the moment and helps reduce rumination and anxiety and worry about the future. Give it a go today. You don’t need to be anywhere special, even on your own street there will be things you have never seen before.
Mindfulness really does change how you see the world. Reducing the mental chatter that goes on in your mind leaves space for so much more. To get inspired to give it a go come on a Revitalise Day and learn more about meditation and mindful living. Our retreat days are held in Leicestershire and the tranquility of the venue will give your mind just the space it needs to see things clearly.