Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Six Senses

I read Lyn's version of this post, which she borrowed from Secret Notebooks ( sorry useless at links but they are both on my blog roll if you want to check them out)I liked them both so much I thought I'd do my own. So I've just taken all the photos in the last ten minutes so they really are what's going on right now.
One of the reasons I love this idea for a post is it so like the mindfulness techniques I use at work to get people living in the moment, rather than remembering yesterday and dreaming about tomorrow. So without further ado....


I can see my dog sitting by my secret garden as the rain drops onto her fur
I can see the purple Gladioli in the dining room as I type at my desk
I can see the precious objects I surround myself with on my desk, the treasures given to me by people I love.


I can hear the honey bees taking the nectar from the lavender in my back garden
I can hear the clock ticking in the next room
I can hear my sons music coming from upstairs
I can hear the planes going overhead
I can hear the horses hooves clopping on the road outside on their way back to the stables at the top of the road.


I can feel the doggy devotion and love from my dog as she sits beside whilst I type.
I can feel the friendship given to me this morning by my friends I had coffee with.
I can feel my son's positive energy as things look up for him and he has a new girl.
I can feel content in myself and happy in this moment.
I can feel the simultaneous rain and sun wetting my toes and warming my legs


I can touch the soft fur of my dog's head.
I can touch my new longer hair as I flick it off my face.
I can touch my precious things that surround me and remember my friends who all live far away.


I can smell the sweet cloying smell of the Butterfly bush.
I can smell the cup of coffee beside me.
I can smell the rose perfumed body lotion on my skin.


I can taste the sweet and tart raspberries I had for lunch.
I can taste the coffee that lingers in my mouth.


Helen said...

Experiencing the present ... I love your post. Must try myself. Focus, Helen, focus!

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Lovely post thank you! A bit poignant as I'm just back from lunch with a friend who's in the early stages of Huntingdon's and has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I was glad to be able to tell her how well you're doing, and she was glad to hear it. BG Xx

Everton Terrace said...

Just came back from standing at my front window where I was for a while, looking at the world around me and read this post. Seemed very timely. I can see the love in your dogs face and read it in your words. Beautiful.

Carol said...

I love this post!! It's important to stop sometimes and really take in everything that surrounds us. I might have a go at doing this myself :-)

(I'm working on a new painting at the moment so am not doing anything remotely exciting that I can blog about!!)

C x

Marilyn said...

I love this post - such a beautiful idea. I am enjoying living in the moment and have been thoroughly enjoying this winter because of it. Your thoughts, words and photos are all fantastic.

LindyLouMac said...

What a lovely idea.

m. heart said...

A great take on Six Senses Sunday, thank you for joining in and adding me to your blog roll!

Mel said...


k.....this was very cool.
Thank you for sharing the coolness with all of us.

Exmoorjane said...

Oooh, I love this.....and your dog is just so gorgeous.

cheshire wife said...

Intriguing. How did we manage without a digital camera?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and inspirational! A bounty of joy in words and imagery.

Your Light is a soft, illuminating glow.

Hugs and blisses, EL ;)

Paula said...

Oh Mandy havent see that before! How wonderful... exactly what I exercise every day... trying to stay in the here and now

miss*R said...

ooh a lovely post... particularly loved I can hear the horses hooves clopping on the road outside

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

Brilliant post - just done it too! :-) Thanks for the inspiration - and the reminder!