May 4, 2011

Practicing Mindfulness


Almost impossible - these days - not to stop and take notice. A tree that was yesterday bare..is now covered in blossoms. A one that is today in full bloom color..will be - tomorrow - nothing other than green. I can't help but want to photograph..to record every moment while I can. To breathe in every bit of spring's fleeting goodness.

For me - it's a practice in mindfulness. In careful..quiet observation. In being fully engaged. With all my senses - alive..awake..aware.

The lilacs are infusing the air with their perfume. The tulips and daffodils are rendering that same world in living breathing technicolor. The ground that was once soft and wet is now solid. At last - we've turned that corner. The one at which where what we left behind is no longer in our rear view....and where we can now see clearly what lies ahead.

Yesterday - I walked by this same tree. There were branches..hardly a bud. Today - it's all a-flower.

I stop. I look. I see.

8 comments:

kelly@thebluemuse said...

I stop. I look. I see.

Love that, what a perfect message to carry with me today. Love the image, as if those very flowers are unfolding as you take their photo.

Once again, today, it is cold and rainy here, still no blooming trees, although fresh green leaves are starting to show their faces.

soon.

windrock studio said...

Hey Marcie, thanks for sharing your blooming things ... still not much here but just today, with some sun, the trees seem to know that it's okay to start doing their thing! Yay!

Anna said...

Marcie, a great description of spring and living in the moment! Your image is so pretty, too! We've got sunshine today. Can you feel my big smile? Time for a walk to see what I can see!

Lana said...
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Lana said...

What a beautiful post and such a lovely photo!

Jamie said...

This is such a dynamic brilliant time of year.

Karin said...

That is so beautiful. I love to walk into our garden and just soak up every sense of spring. It takes my breath away.

Prairie Girl Studio said...

alive ... awake ... aware

a must for every waking moment ... and especially this season of hope and all anew as you so perfectly have described, marcie ... just beautiful ... : )

you are so right about it being fleeting and it is such a necessity to embrace and stop. look. see.

thank you ~ carrying this with me ...
xoxo
prairiegirl