Standing still

When’s the last time you stood still for more than 30 seconds?

When’s the last time you stood still for more than 30 seconds outside?

And closed your eyes and let the sun glow through your skin and feel the warmth on your cheeks?

Not often I’d bet.

We are much more relaxed and have been normalised by being slave to our morning alarm, rushing breakfast, getting to work with seconds to go, having half conversations with people because we’re too busy, shouting at drivers who get in our way. It’s far easier to throw down a sandwich and rush a text when a call would be so much nicer. We do three things at once and live to work rather than the other way around.

We’re sleeping less due to the stress and then feeling impatient while doing more the next day. There’s no wonder most of us are exhausted. Rushing around is a far easier state of mind than taking a moment for yourself. A real moment. Not one with the phone or tv.

I tried it this week. It was 6pm and I was at the end of my normal 12hr shift of dogs work drive family food dogs kind of day ….and as I walked along the path towards the field bathed in sunshine I realised I didn’t know how I’d got there. I couldn’t remember the walk. So when I got to the field. I stopped. The dogs looked at me funny. I looked to make sure nobody could see me! Then I stopped. I turned towards the orange rays and closed my eyes and stood still. I felt momentarily silly however this was replaced quite soon with a feeling of calm and serenity. I stood there for about a minute. Eyes shut. Just taking it in. The warmth, the peacefulness, the quiet, the me!

When you take a moment to be still and you find it difficult it’s surely telling us something. To take more moments?

Happy Sunday xxx

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5 thoughts on “Standing still

  1. That’s beautiful Dwysan, I often just stand somewhere with my eyes closed, drinking in the sunshine, or nature in general. I have been caught too, I usually just smile & shrug. I have even been known to walk or stand with my coat held out like wings in the wind (not if its raining), yes I am my very own special kind of weird! Love the picture too by the way, can I steal? Love & light xxx

    1. Course you can steak the pic
      .. sorry I’m so late to these comments
      .. I appreciate them very muxh. Sometimes I run races with my dogs and chat to them on my walks incessantly.. I worry one day someone will think I’ve lost it! To be yourself is the best thing ever!

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