"Let me be a scarlet flame,
On a windy autumn morn" – William Stanley Braithwaite
This meditation is set up to take advantage of all the radiant colors on display during this time of year.
You might try walking through different areas to capture the entire range of colors, while enjoying the time outdoors before the cold of the season catches up to us through the week.
Photo Tip: Try to bring along a tripod this season as you capture the colors close up in detail with a long exposure, hopefully in subdued light. Try to avoid the harsh light of midday.
You can get creative on the scavenger hunt. If you find flower pots in your neighborhood in any of the seven colors, use that. As long as you are outdoors, everything is acceptable to include in your search.
Listening to the recording you can access this meditation's color mantras and diaphragmatic breathing techniques.
We can wind down with a reading of the poem, A Poet’s Job
A Poets Job
erect, build, compose,
spackle, draw, imagine,
create, sing, dance,
color, strum, scrape,
float, soar, cast, organize,
occupy, vacate, sprint,
free fall & climb…
& after emptying
the ink wells
the typewriter ribbons
as vacant pencil tips burrow into wood
The Poet joins the moon
as she tips her round hat
over another day well spent
closing her eyes
over planet earth.
This season is so full of forms to enjoy through seeing and exploring the outdoors.
For all of the writers and journalers;
here is a writing prompt for the week:
What challenges have risen so far this year, in turn, showed you something new about your own true colors?
Have fun exploring, stay Curious, and Enjoy your mindful time walking and making photographs outside in nature. Thank you for joining me.
Disclosure: Mindful walks are taken at the discretion of the user. If you have any physical, mental or emotional health limitations, consult your physician before engaging in this activity.
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