So…the experiment. Today I visited my absolute favorite local nursery, Home Grown Gardens, in Corvallis, Oregon. My love for “growing things” sends me into realms of delight, so it was here that I experimented with staying aware of the quality of my breath, the thoughts and feelings that passed through, and the sensations in my body – exploring this world of live, growing, sense stimulating plants, flowers, trees, art pieces, and a few people scattered here and there.
What happens when we are in environments that delight us? We become more alive and vibrant, our bodies relax, we see more clearly, creativity often opens, the corners of our mouths turn up, and yes – our breath opens and expands.
The hour that I spent at Home Grown Gardens was like a massage of the creative soul. I delighted in just walking the paths of the gardens, passing from one mini-environment to another, interacting with the owner Jeff who classifies himself as “just the plant man”, meeting Carrie – artistic plant/flower nurturer & placement specialist (and nursing student on break), taking pictures of whatever delighted me, and purchasing a deep reddish/purple pot for a home plant that needed more “room to breath” and a delicious chocolate-mint geranium (YES! it does smell like that).
NOW, make a list of what delights you. You might be surprised at the things that appear on your list! Then take one and do it this week. Breathe with Delight….
Launch Day of Breathing Spaces! …and my very first post!! I have just finished a 49-day Up Level Your Life daily coaching program with Christine Kane and am celebrating by inviting each of you to join me in exploring Breathing Spaces – a place to explore inner and outer resources, practices, and global wisdom for enhancing and expanding your breath, creativity,and awareness – The mantra here is “More Breath, More Life“!… creating more breathing space to thrive in!
In the coming days and months look for posts that reach into the worlds of science, spirit, senses, heart, indigenous wisdom, ancient practices, humor, art/creativity, the extraordinary and ordinary, nature, global thought, sacred geometry….and more! What this site IS NOT –
….just another information site….a self-improvement site….a purely entertainment site
WHAT THIS SITE IS –
…Inspiring…thought provoking…encouragement to creativity…stimulant to curiosity…motivational…..mind bending – at times….and most assuredly A COMMUNITY FORUM! My intention is to write pieces that activate and captivate you to take a deep breath, and remind you of who you are within these ease filled breathing spaces.
Consider this an invitation to play in the Breathing Spaces on this blog…and to share YOU with us.
Gaye Abbott, A Breath Inspired Writer