Sit outside & just observe nature.
Whether it’s your backyard or a hiking trail, a pond or a park- take a few minutes to sit down & take it all in. Just let yourself be an observer.
Listen to the sounds of birds chirping & bugs humming; notice what the fish are doing under the water & watch the bees crawl deep into the flowers & suck out the nectar. Pay attention to all these little details, you might be surprised by the busy-ness of all that life scurrying about!
My mom & I went hiking the other day & when we stopped & rested we noticed that all the sounds in the air just kind of blended together into one universal sound. Like a chorus, nature’s white noise drifted by in an almost hypnotic way. At one point I noticed my thoughts had completely stopped & I was absorbed in this state of peace.
At the end of our hike we made a nature mandala…just as it started to rain! We stayed in the rain and finished it, then left it on the trail as a peace offering for other hikers.
Thanks for reading this slow down tip!