MOTHER NATURE AND MINDFULNESS
As I was driving to work today, I became aware of the brilliant sun streaming through my car window. Although the blustery wind was buffeting up against my car, the warmth of the sun was still discernible as it radiated warmth upon my face. I captured this moment of mindfulness, appreciating the tenacity of Mother Nature and how paying attention to this natural world around us is a great way to deepen our mindful practice. Can you bring your awareness to the sky, the trees, the snow and sun? When doing so, can you take some deeper breaths and appreciate all that we take for granted? Although it is cold and very windy, it is a good day to be alive, to feel the wind swirl around us. May you look to the skies and savor the varied experience this day provides.