Mindful Mondays: Trilliums don’t try to be like tulips. Right!
We can get so get up in the busyness of our thinking and our life that we aren’t aware of anything else – including the beauty around us (or within us).
This past weekend I went for a walk in the woods and the trilliums were still in bloom. There was one trillium that really caught my eye. She had beautiful green stripes. She was different from all the others, and she wasn't trying to be anything other than what she was.
And it made me think...
The trilliums aren’t trying to be like the tulips or the daffodils.
The oak tree isn't competing with the pine tree or worried about the future.
They are in the now. Right?
But we humans spend A LOT of time focused on the past, the future or how we ‘should’ be that we aren't able to enjoy the moment and who we are - and then we wonder why life feels so mundane.
Mindfulness is simple (but not always easy).
When we practice Mindfulness we are using all of our senses: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell.
Spring is the perfect time to be present!
What does mindfulness look like?
This week set the intention to be aware of your surroundings: the flowers that are blooming, the birds singing, the colours, the air, the sense of new beginnings.
Why is this effective?
When you are focused on what is right in front of you, you are not thinking about what you ‘should’ be doing or what you have already done. You are in the now. And this is how you train your mind to be present - one simple choice at a time.
Enjoy exploring the moment!