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Six days to simple mindfulness and better contentment – day one is all about sight

Titus, my cat, and some of my plants

Titus, my cat, and some of my plants

I want to try to share with you some of my tips in coping day to day, which I use.

So, this is the start of my six days to mindfulness and better contentment – day one is all about sight, so let’s go…

I want you to think about everything that you ‘see’ today (obviously if you are blessed with the sense of sight) Our minds take in so much on a day to day basis, it’s incredible, but I am talking about what you ‘really’ see, not just what your sub conscious sees.

I, like everyone, spend much time in thought; busy working out what I’m doing next, or what has happened, or what might happen, that it takes me away from the present moment. And to really ‘live our lives’ not just exist in them, we need to be ‘in the now’ not the past or the future. (although obviously we cannot do it all the time and we do need to plant, that is a different matter)

So, everywhere you go today, have a good look around, whether it’s at:

  • Blue skies
  • Sunshine
  • Buildings
  • Animals
  • Children
  • Your home
  • Your garden
  • New areas
  • The colours and enticement of your food
My purple Hydrangeas

My purple Hydrangeas

My pizza with a view

My pizza with a view

The idea is that you take in ‘everything’ that you see, in detail.

Really ‘look’ at everything and find more details in those things.

If it’s a flower, take in the colour, the shape, the status.

If it’s a person, look at the colour of their eyes, their skin; their stance.

If it’s the sky, take in the colours, the shapes of the clouds; the whole hugeness of it.

Get the gist?

Looking at details surrounding us is soothing and uplifting, so try just doing that today, and I hope you will benefit from it.

Catch you tomorrow, if you will join me, for some more.

Amanda :-)

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