Travelling- Corfu and the islands

I am a lucky person to get these opportunities to see so many different parts of the world. We do have a very beautiful one. The water in the Italian lakes were of an emerald green shimmering one. The water right now in front of my feet is more of a turquoise colour with hints of darker blue in places were it is a bit deeper. The sand is warm and goes out for several hundred meters into the sea. A few sailing boats are tilting back and forth on the waves. It’s a bit windy today, but that makes a nice change as it’s been hot lately.

It’s interesting though that it can take a bit of time to relax into a new setting. Life otherwise is busy, so now really is the time to take deep breathes, enjoy the view, company, good food and to savour every moment of every day!

The miracle of mindfulness

I realise that “mindfulness” is a thing and in vogue right now and has been for some time. At times, it might take me a while before I’m convinced something might work. I suppose one of these are… mindfulness. Many of us live busy lives, work, travel, are constantly connected and available. I’ve just finished “The miracles of mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh. There are some excellent quotes in here:

“Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves”.

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts”.

I do think that mindfulness is something which is here to stay, or to continue to stay. This as it has been here for ages, just relatively recently given focus to.

This book however, I do recommend.