Positive Pause – 7th March 2016 – Thinking Outside Yourself

Large sunflower - think outside yourselfAs the evenings are becoming brighter, if you find the opportunity to go for a walk one evening this week, take it! A gentle, solitary stroll where you focus all of your attention outside yourself on what you can see, hear and smell is a good mental workout to calm a busy mind after a stressful or long day. By choosing to use your focus in this way, you will be open to a general sense of calm and well-being.  You may even allow yourself to experience the wonder of hearing the birds sing at twilight. Thinking outside youself

Positive Pause – 1st February 2016 – Moments that Lift Your Soul

Moments that lift your soulOn Christmas Day, in a small village in the south of France the most glorious flock of birds swooped over the village rooftops and surrounding hills.  The immense swarm of birds covered the sky, sweeping above the church tower and tree tops of the village.  In a moment, one bird, perhaps the leader of the pack moved and then altogether the birds took over the skyline moving with grace like ballet dancers. Moments that lift your soul
The collective shapes they made ranged from dragons to snakes, each one more remarkable than the last.  My heart and soul were lifted to the same heights at which the birds flew.
This week, recall a similar moment in your life when nature had the power to transform your consciousness and lift it to wonderful heights.  These moments are above and beyond the realms of our everyday life and remind us of how truly wonderful it is to be alive and part of the universe. Rejoice!