Walking recently in our local park, my wife remarked about the beauty of nature – I must confess, I missed it.
In fact, upon reflection however, over these last few weeks as our number of daily walks together has increased, I have a second confession, I believe I am beginning to see, feel and hear.
Interestingly, I am noticing that many more moments are now filled with a sense of connection and peace.
Why is that we miss so many moments in our own life? Is it that there are always more busy or interesting thoughts that preoccupy and entertain our minds?
In my coaching practice I always endeavour to be present, attentive and observe what is happening in the moment, when meeting with clients.
In a like manner, a big learning take away during lockdown has occurred for me in magical woodland walks with my wife. She has taught me so much about being present, being in the moment to enjoy the beauty, see and smell the flowers and to hear the birds.
I am learning to stop and awaken my five senses of listening, touching, looking, smelling and tasting. In slowing down, I recognise that I still have much to learn.
How many moments do you miss?