Tuesday, April 8, 2008

SEE The View

I find looking at mountains, like those in this picture of the Flatiron mountains in Boulder, Colorado, a way to find energy and inspiration. To actually be there in person is ideal, but I also find it is possible to get some of those same feelings by looking at a picture of the Flatirons. I think the key to this is taking the time to really look at the picture, not a brief glance, but stopping whatever else I am doing, taking a deep breath in with a long slow exhalation and bringing myself to the present moment. I look at the picture and allow myself to let those feelings of peace and calmness wash over me. To do this, I need to let go of the other things in my mind, including my mental definition of a mountain--looking at the beautiful details of the things in the picture.

My mountain picture is my "reminder" but it can be anything that works for you. Think of something that evokes a feeling of inspiration and calm. A feeling that "everything is right with the world." It may be a picture of your children, a lake or maybe it is a fresh flower on your desk. Look at it with fresh eyes--as if you are seeing it for the first time. Namaste


Karen said...

Hi Beth - Gorgeous picture. I love to look at trees as if I'm seeing them for the first time. That really brings me into the present.

Laura said...

I love the mountains, too! I also love the woods, fresh snow, the ocean, lakes, spring grass, flowers...hmmm...sensing that nature is it for me!