My friend Paul has been staying in Hawaii for awhile, after spending the summer and fall months on Martha’s Vineyard. He is always sharing his surrounding beauty and joyous experiences with his many friends on facebook; and everyone, including me, seems to really appreciate and vicariously enjoy it.
Life’s beauty doesn’t only come in sunshine and warm weather, though. I know Paul knows this, too; but since he is my inspiration for this writing today, this is for you Paul, and I hope all my readers get to enjoy it, too. I invite you to step inside my experience along with me, letting it fill your senses in whatever way happens for you. Then sometime soon try the process I used and explain later for yourself, and find out how good it makes you feel!
I wrote this on Thursday, Jan. 17th.
As I begin my walk, the crisp morning air is refreshingly cold on my face and smells so clean as I deeply breathe it in. As I continue to walk, the feeling on my cheeks brings me back to feeling like a child playing outdoors in the snow with rosy, red, cold cheeks and not having a care other than the snow and me.
Reminders of thriving abundance abound everywhere I look. A dense forest of old trees and new ones making their way up. What stories could these trees tell?
By the end of my walk, I take my jacket off, so warmed by the invigorating energy flowing through me.
It’s a good day. Happy, thank you, more please!
- I love to look around wherever I am, and see and sense the presence of beauty, of Spirit, if you like to think about it that way. I sure do. What simple ways can you do this? Can you see it in the faces around you? Out your window? How can you hear it? In laughter? Energetic conversation? Music? The wind?
- Like I did, I highly recommend articulating your positive thoughts and feelings about this to yourself, as if you were going to write about it to a friend. See for yourself if it will sharpen your focus and attention, raise your awareness, and deepen the felt experience.
- Appreciate this flow state you’ve just created, and nurture it so it will continue into your next activity; and enjoy! The point of being is joy, after all; and say, “Happy, thank you, more please!”