Musings: Observing Small Stones…
“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Chinese Proverbs
A walk on the beach
Cleansing salt water in the air
A few invite me in to dine…
When we take a walk on the beach, we go there not only to enjoy the ocean and get a tan, but to reconnect with something ancient in the air; perhaps the healing properties, the pebbles or sea shells we are drawn to. We stroll, we listen, we pick up a pebble or two… What did we see in those pebbles? What distinguished them from the sea of pebbles before us? How does this help us explore and, perhaps, make changes in other areas of our life? More below!
“The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. ” Bertrand Russell
The oblong stone is my room
The translucent pebbles… our hearts.
Comfy, cocooned, unexplored…
If we wish to see the world with new eyes and re-start our plans with a new slate, contemplation and observation are key tools.; what some term mindfulness. The WP Clean Slate prompt got me thinking and fits nicely with some of the quiet contemplative pursuits I’ve been exploring.
Recently, I took up the exercise of a Mindful Writing Challenge that exhorts us to note precise moments of engagement by keeping all our senses; eyes,(and ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind) open. I’ve been AWOL, and will be back to follow up on your blogs soon… TY for your patience.
Happy January! This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Daily Prompt: Clean Slate. Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?
Positive Motivation Tip: When we steadily tune out the noise and pay attention to our surroundings, we see with new eyes and find ourselves all over again.