“We can’t change the world, but we can change how we live in it.”Grant Hine, Eco-Therapist and Guide
The giant bare beauty in the image above stopped me in my tracks this morning. Bundled up with a cold wind blowing it seemed somehow that by placing my hands on the body of this giant I would become warm. Yet it wasn’t warmth I felt in the typical sense but instead a flowing grounding energy and a communion within the heart of nature.
In the video below eco-therapist and guide Grant Hine takes us on his barefoot earth travels offering a time to breathe and of being present with all of our senses.
A break of calm, peace and simple wild being.
Take a few minutes to travel with him…..and then find time today to open your senses and feel how your body is touching the earth…..
“The concrete jungle and the rat race suck up our time and energy. Our lives revolve around paying bills and staring at a computer screen. We feel stressed and anxious, and we don’t know what’s wrong. What we are truly lacking is a connection with the wild world and its rhythms. Grant takes us out into the Cape Floral Kingdom, where we kick off our shoes and walk barefoot on the earth, touch the bark of a tree, watch a spider spin a web, listen to the birds singing in the branches above. We reawaken our senses. So no matter where you live, get out there and be wild every now and then. You’ll find connection again.”
https://www.greenrenaissance.co.za/ Filmed in the Cape Floral Kingdom, South Africa. Featuring Grant Hine – Ecotherapist and Guide (www.zenguiding.com)
As elders with a long life behind us and not as much embodied life before us, and as humans on the planet Earth at this time, we are being faced with incredible challenges that compete to take our attention.
A couple of days ago I realized I no longer choose to have my attention taken by the fear, doom and gloom broadcast daily, whether on our smart phones news feed or while talking to others. I am weary of it all and need a higher vibration energy bath!.
It is not that I don’t want to know what is happening in the world, but instead the question I am posing to myself, and to you, every day is – where do we want to place our attention? We most always have a choice.
For the month of December I am placing attention on joy, laughter, creativity and acts of kindness as a experiment to see what unfolds. Seeking out and being aware of moments of joy sometimes hidden in the deep pockets and lining of each and every day that seem to get passed over without even looking back. They are always there.
Each day in December you will find a small nugget of joy, humor, creativity or small act of kindness that found me and pulled my attention which will be posted here. I invite you to join me and share your experiences and what you noticed so that we may spread it around! (Please use the “Comment” section below).
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