When was the last time you stopped and smelled the roses? If you’re like most people in the world, it’s probably been a while. Why is that, though? We live on a beautiful planet that has so much to offer us, yet we look to outside, man-made things to keep us entertained. We listen to music, watch movies, etc. when all the while, we live a movie each day.
As kids, everything is so amazing to us. Every tree, every dog, every rock…is just so awesome. Then we hit this age where “once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen em all” and it is so untrue. You may have the same routine each day, but the world around you is different than it was the day before.
The next time you leave your house and lock your door, try to feel the world around you and compare it to the next day. I guarantee you it will not be the same. Differences can be anything from the weather, to a type of birdsong you hear. Feel the wind against your skin, listen to the sounds, and be aware of the world around you vs the world you created (your schedule/routine).
Don’t think. It will be very difficult. We’ve been programmed to analyze and correlate information, but only 2% of our brains (about 2 tablespoons of matter) for this type of reasoning. The other 98%, the part we think we don’t use, is completely opposite and not linear. This is where our intuition lies. We see a tree and our brain says “yeah, ok tree…move along”. We have to take it a step further and bring our awareness to the tree to really experience it. The smells, the sounds, how it moves, etc.
If you’re anything like me, you have a disdain for the hamster wheel, but you’re in it to survive. You may feel like a prisoner of time, even. From your doorstep to your car each day, or aaaany time you want, really experience the world around you and jump out of that wheel. Even if it’s only for five minutes. I guarantee you will see a difference in your mood and attitude.