"Your true purpose is always right where you are" – Xie en
In Jon Kabat Zinn's book, Wherever You Go There You Are, he writes, "Admit that you might as well be at home where you are. Right at that moment, you touch the core of your being and invite mindfulness to enter and heal. If you understand this, then and only then will the cave, the monastery, the beach, the retreat center offer up their true richness to you. But so will all other moments and places."
If you want to - get very, very close to the subjects around you. A macro lens is significant here to see details usually forgotten or quickly passed on by. The ridges and ravines of a leaf face. The various colors of a blade of grass. The shapes of the stones and colors of the rocks around you.
Take your time to breathe in the sky and clouds above.
What might you find this week that crosses your path, &
catches your heart off guard - blowing it wide open!?
Here is a journal or poem prompt for the writers out there:
Look around the room. Choose an object, and write something from the point of view of that object.
Have fun exploring, stay Curious, and Enjoy your mindful time walking and making photographs outside in nature. Thank you for joining me.
(Molly Jo Triplett is a photographer, certified mindfulness meditation teacher, nature lover & poet. Follow her this year as she posts inspired weekly walking photography meditations that will get you out of the house and into your creative spaces.)
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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.
Kabat-Zinn, J. (2005). Wherever You Go, There You Are Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, Pg 199 (10th ed.). Hachette Books.
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