A Park Bench Meditation

Every day we are part of a miracle, the little things that are so easy to overlook, yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment to notice them with the wisdom of a child.

A Park Bench Meditation

On the way to somewhere today I paused and this is where I found myself…sit with me awhile in the colours of an English Autumn and let us just be.

There is a little phenomenon I happened upon this week, called Park Bench Meditation. A bench is a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath.

The idea is that you find a bench on any given day, take a seat and, well, meditate; but, this is an ordinary and realistic meditation, almost in parenthesis. The most important thing is to decide to sit awhile and let go; put aside the phone, take no book or newspaper, no sandwich and a bag of crisps, have nothing to distract you, settle and simply let your body become heavy. Then breathe, and allow the surroundings to carry your attention without much focus; if something takes your attention notice it, and then let it go.

Every day we are part of a miracle, the little things that are so easy to overlook, yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment to notice them with the wisdom of a child.

It doesn’t have to be in a park, it will work just as well on a street and it doesn’t have to be a bench, it can be a handy rock or a stairway, just take a seat, put away the distractions, breath and let go; ten minutes will change your day.

I would love to know what you think?

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