In today's society we live in such a fast-paced world that we seldom have time to stop and pay attention to the beauty of the landscape around us. I know with myself that it used to be when I get off from work, all I want to do is go home, kick off my shoes, have some dinner, and prop myself in front of the television or the computer. I was just too tired for anything else. But, since I've begun with my Druid classes, I have learned not only to pay attention to my surroundings, but also how to slow down and allow the serenity to take hold...to commune with nature around me. Suddenly, it is not JUST as tree, a flower, a stone...it is a living being with spirit and soul. Below I have posted a simple little exercise that even us urbanites can indulge in. I am also a great one for writing. I've always kept journals around which contain everything from what I did on a certain day to the feelings and emotions that I was going through at the time. I think it is important to write things down so I am forever suggesting journals and writing.
As you move through your day, find some time to take note of the world of nature around you. Slow down and sit in the presence of a tree, a plant....even a house plant....and feel the wind across your face as the weather shifts. Begin to pay a deeper attention to your surroundings. Write about your observations . Describe your journey through the day...going to work, shopping, watching the sunrise or sunset, working in your yard. Where was the Moon in her monthly passage? What was the weather like?