Mindful Moments

There have been a few times this week where I actually found myself totally relaxed.

For me this is nothing short of a miracle because even if I’m sitting down my mind is usually galloping ahead.

The first moment was on Sunday. I was going to a drawing class but had a bit of time so I took a detour to a secluded spot near the sea.

I went for a walk and although I took a couple of photos I didn’t go online. I enjoyed the sun beating down, listened to the seagulls cry and watched the seals splashing about in the water. I noticed the heart shaped seaweed and the starlings searching for their breakfast in it. I was perfectly content and relaxed.

The relaxation carried on to the drawing class where at times I was so chilled I could have fallen asleep. There’s something almost hypnotic about the sound of pencil on paper.

The next profound moment happened on my way into work at Knock airport. I was in for the early shift on Tuesday and I love driving on the quiet lanes before the world has woken up.

As I approached the airport a hare crossed the road. He stopped for a moment and gazed up at the statue of Monseigner Horan before hopping away. It was a perfect moment of stillness and I felt lucky to have seen it.

In a busy world it’s hard to disconnect from all the noise and always being tapped in to some form of media. When I stop and start to notice things around me it makes such a difference.

I’ve even had two good night’s sleep. Thanks to the piriton rather than the relaxation! Small steps. Learning to relax first and the sleep will follow.

About magnumlady

Photographer, blogger, hooked on social media. Based in Sligo, Ireland. Passionate about Ireland and always looking for the next adventure.

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