Being a self-proclaimed city-girl, I admit I don’t get out into nature too often.
Here’s something I came across and stopped to spend probably over 10 minutes marveling at. Do you know what it is? I discovered this little creature, about 2 inches in diameter, lying there in the wet sand.
Did you guess? — It is a jellyfish. There were several of them, scattered around the beach glistening in the sun.
It’s wonderful to see something rather foreign and mysterious like this.
Taking the time to stop and truly look at something with new eyes, with curiosity, with wonderment is calming and uplifting. Even taking a moment to look at a houseplant you have in your home can be fascinating. Some of you are now thinking ‘do you mean my dried up sickly houseplant!?’… yes, even that. Study its colours, textures, new growth, dying parts. Realize that every moment, this object changes. Take a moment in your day to be mindful – study something you may see every day without judgment. Just observe.