As an artistic exercise, I recently decided to collect a series of photographs exploring the myriad textures found in nature. It is a subject I find myself returning to again and again. Here are a few examples of interesting textures I have collected so far.
I believe these types of exercises are beneficial to myself as an artist as well as contributing to my spiritual well-being. When we go out into our world with the intention to be mindful, we inevitably slow down and see so much more than we would otherwise. The world seems so much richer and there is a greater depth and detail to the beauty we see around us. It contributes to the sense of wonder and of gratitude. I encourage you today to slow down a bit. To look at your world in a different way. Mindfully look for specific things - textures or colors or shapes - whatever you like. Just look. Really look. You will be amazed at how much more you see. And please, if you decide to blog about your experience as I have, drop me a note so I can see your world through your eyes. Perhaps you have noticed some things that I have overlooked. Take a little time today to be mindful and enjoy your world in a whole new way. Blessings.