“The best way to capture moments
is to pay attention.
This is how we cultivate mindfulness.”
This week I decided to try to get back to the basics of my mindfulness practice. When I first started learning about being mindful I would take time to really look at things up close and see all the little things about them. I tried to keep my attention on the object and discover as much as I could about it, is it smooth? bumpy? soft? scratchy? colorful? alive?…… just trying to mindfully seeing the world, one piece at a time. At one point I took my camera and took a ton of pictures of one object, seeing it through the camera lens made me pay even more attention to it. This week I did that same exercise. I’d like to share some of the photos I took. These are all objects you might see in day to day life, I just got up close and personal with them. I’m only sharing one photo from each object I looked at instead of a ton of one item, I thought it’d be fun to see if you can guess what each object is? **answers can be found at the bottom of this post
I challenge you to go out in your world today and pay attention to the world around you, one piece at a time.
What did you see today?
I hope you liked this version of Mindfulness Monday.
**The photos above are of a Dust mop, a plastic bowl on my kitchen counter, the shutters in my living room, the metal grating on my front door (like a super duper screen door, but with heavy metal), and the refection of the pool shining on my ceiling dancing with the shadow of the fencing. (I have to say the last one isn’t nearly as interesting as it is when you see it literally dancing on the ceiling.)
All photos are the sole property of W. Holcombe. Please do not use without permission.