Do you ever stop to just feel? And I don’t necessarily mean emotions, but instead being in the moment enough to feel the world around you. Do you ever let yourself feel the wind against your face, the water cascading down over your head in the shower, or the touch of your child’s hand against your arm? I don’t always take the time to do this but when I do I realize what an incredible experience it is.
Our lives are so crammed full of activities, responsibilities and media that we often forget to recognize the little, simple things in life. I know how hard it is to make time do anything, but this is something that really takes no time at all and can change the way you see the world and your day. It is really just a matter of focusing on where you are at any given moment and allowing yourself to drop the filters we put up to actually experience the little stimuli in our lives. Now there may be times when you don’t want to do this, like when you cut yourself chopping veggies for instance, but most of are external stimuli is of a relatively positive nature and can make you feel alive. Sometimes the simplest of things can give us the most pleasure.
So the next time you step out your door to go to work in the morning or you’re hugging a loved one. Close your eyes for half a second and truly FEEL the wind, the sun, the rain, or the warmth, the strength, and the fragility of what you are experiencing in that moment. Trust me, it’ll make your day!