IN BLOOM :: DAY #4

Good Morning! And welcome to your practice for Day #4.

Today we're rounding the bend a bit, and beginning to open up a bit further; not only to our own interior landscape, but also to the world around us. 

As Vera Brittain, the British writer and pacifist once wrote:

"There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are-- And who will ask for no reward except to see." 

In other words, there's beauty everywhere. A whole boatload of it. But in order to appreciate it, we first have to be open to it. Or, as the old adage goes--be willing to stop and smell the roses.

Easier said then done, especially when the phone is pinging text messages, and we're on deadline, and we forgot to pick up dinner on the way home. I get it.  And also, this is why we practice. 

In today's practice, we're going to get a little more sensible -- aka: open to our senses -- as a means of coming into contact with what is happening around us in a moment to moment way. 

No filter. No distractions. Full contact with the roses. Or whatever your equivalent may be. 

If you have a tendency to speed through the day, or slip into autopilot while moving from one thing to the next, welcome to being human. And also this practice is for you. 

Meditation begins at 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

Just grab a comfortable seat, and perhaps a pen + paper to capture your own insights after meditation, and click the video ABOVE.