god, mindfulness, Simple

Look around you

I’m struck by the world around me now that I’m practising mindfulness!

How beautiful is the world around us !

We need to stop and look around us .

The miracle is all around us !

The cherry blossom is in bloom .

There are only 3 weeks every year that the cherry blossom is in bloom .

How does it know when to bloom , how does it know that now is the time !

I look at my 3 children . They are also miracles ?

Conception is like a lottery and baby development so complex and yet it occurs every day all around the world without any direction from us .

We worry so much and feel we are in control of so much although the miracles around us are not in our control at all !

These beautiful pictures were taken in our back garden. We’ve lived here along time and I’m only really seeing for the first time .

“From barren brown stems to glistening leaf-buds; from the leaf-buds to snowy virginity of bloom…It was like a flute song forgotten in another existence and remembered again. What? How? Why? This singing she heard that had nothing to do with her ears. The rose of the world was breathing out smell. It followed her through all her waking moments and caressed her in her sleep.”
― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God








Keep It Simple

The praying worked !

What looked like a tumour isn’t a tumour ! Even the doctors said it was the best news they had had in a long time .

The mud I was trawling through is gone . I feel like I’m floating .

The past few weeks have again reminded me of the importance of today , of living in the here and now . It really is key to really enjoying life .

I stumbled upon this quote recently , it is so apt to this living in the moment .

Groucho marks
each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself : I not events have the power to make me happy or unhappy today . I can choose which it shall be . Yesterday is dead ,tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today and I’m going to be happy in it .

Keep it simple . Appreciate everything around you now , the people , the things ,the trees ,the birds ,the sky , the grass . It is a symphony of magic .