The “Fella” went fishing this morning. So set the alarm, even though I had intended rolling over when it sounded and returning to sleep my senses seemed wide awake. I was dozing as he was collecting his fishing gear, I smelt he was making me a cup of tea.I heard the kettle sing, I saw the sky was cloudless, after days of rain. Perhaps I could leave my warm bed to take the dog for an early morning beach walk. Glad we did, the dog loves the beach and sniffs and runs freely kicking up sand and spinning in circles of delight, then charging into the waves, (then back to me as if to say thank you) and has an almighty enjoyable time. I had taken the camera and the tea in a thermo cup ( wonderful invention) I found a driftwood log to sit on to soak up the serenity.
The soft grey horizon eased from pink and grey to liquid gold as the ball of the sun rose from behind the cliff ,the sea swelled and rippled, from a soft murmur to waves that slid with sunlight.
Serene with the stillness
Our dog ran ahead and returned often as I sat there and watched the passing of the Sea Eagle overhead send the seagulls to flight. In the distance, I think, the passing flight were swans. All in silence.
sunrise the perfect time to meditate.
Perhaps you do not live near the sea, or do not wish to rise at 5.30 a.m. Maybe you are just learning to Meditate. The secret to expanding your mind into silence is to allow more space into your mind/life.
You can try this simple exercise sitting on the train to work, while still in bed or before sleeping.
Slow your breathing, softly allow the breath to deepen.
Become aware of your surroundings.
I could feel the the hard timber beneath my bottom, sand, cold through my sandals, the collar of my jacket against my skin.
Activate your sense of silence. Let it wrap itself around you
Activate your sense of touch it is your heart that calls for this ( feel the touch of of clothes on skin.)
Activate your sense of taste, salt in the air and on my tongue
Activate your sense of sight, what are you eyes drinking in? Close them gently.
Activate your sense of smell.
Active your sense of touch.
Activate your sense of listening, it is the silence you are listening for.
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