Presence is needed to become aware of the beauty, the brilliance, the sacredness of nature.
When is the last time you gazed up into clouds, and discovered a creative activity or type of artistic expression that is intended to be beautiful or thought-provoking.
I just returned from a little R&R in Mexico and was reminded of this presence. Truly grounding. I saw fairies, high heels (it's a girl thing), pigs, and Zeus. Captivating!!
To become aware of such things, the mind needs to be still. Every time you stop, slow down, and take time for self care it allows your mind, body and soul to nourish.
Many of us have the daily distractions such as cell phones, computers, people who are likely to interrupt our energy flow. It is vital we acknowledge the importance of stillness and meditation. This is essential to give you a peace of mind, balance and clarity.
You need to ask yourself how important are the demands of your job, housework, and recreational activities. Think about ways of changing your activities around that will give you 'timeout', while still honoring your commitments.
Ask yourself this question: How am I going to love and honor myself today?
Look up into the clouds...you have the whole world awaits!
Live passionately... what else have you got to do!