Thoughts from a walk to the station in the morning, through wooded lanes. This is really ‘everyday’ mindfulness, as focus is not on a podcast or music, but what is going on around oneself, the sights, sounds, smells…
How can something so simple, be so difficult for us to do? Clearing our minds of clutter should not be that hard; we are not lifting anything physically, not running a marathon, not climbing a mountain. Yet the mountain in our minds can seem twice the size of Everest, and extremely hard to confront.
To some people chainsawing and therapy may seem to be worlds apart. In the spirit of the slow movement, chainsawing for me is simply a focused exercise, a means to an end and a promise of things to come.
Danish furniture has come to symbolise the almost lost world of fine craftsmanship, where making a chair completely by hand is not out of the question, but considered something to aspire to.
Got to sneak away last weekend for some camping, two hours north of Melbourne, to an abandoned ‘ghost’ gold mining town called ‘Whroo’ and the best bit was there was no internet available!
Hunting around among the small things for something interesting is a great way of switching off from the everyday. The gentle focus required to find these treasures is a wonderful antidote to the often mentally tiring demands of modern life, not to mention a great way of learning about your local flora and fauna.
A stealthy approach to calling frogs A train passes with warning honk As the chorus sings out into […]
I love recording these sound clips. If you have a smartphone, chances are you have a voice memo […]