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Lessons on a wing

I usually prefer walking alone on my morning walks. Accompanied only by a playlist of music that is attuned to my current state of mind.
This one hour regimen not only helps my physical fitness goals (or challenges!), but also supports my mental framework.
While walking, I have often arrived at solutions -eureka moment style, simplified tangled web of thoughts, sorted out my mind keeping it in a space that allows me ( in whatever big or small way) to approach the day fitfully.
I marvel at those who hold talkathons while walking briskly, yakking away to glory with a string of friends as the sunlight weaves itself through the trees and brushes the blooms.
I am more than happy to allow them to pass by.
Content to put a space between their chatter, for, at that time of the day, I prefer the chatter of the birds nestled in the foliage, that sounds like music to my ears.
But today I was glad to have the company of these colourful winged creatures that flit from flower to flower, taking in the various nectars, so happy and light in the sunshine, so carefree and joyous in their being.
This dance of life, of nature’s astounding creation, this revival, truly adds a lovely spring to my steps. As it disperses its lessons so evocatively, yet silently.

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There is no easier – and more beautiful way of being in the moment than to stop and stare at a flower.

An unabashed happiness radiates from them. Feel the silken smoothness of their petals; see how carefully they balance the dewdrop that they have welcomed into their fold.

Watch how easily they accept the breeze’s caress, lovingly allowing themselves to be swayed by it. Observe how the petals open out to the sun’s first rays, opening themselves to life itself. When you allow yourself to be immersed in their beauty, you will find an unbidden joy coursing through your being.

Nature throws its bouquets from all over the place – mountainside, sea cliffs, valleys and meadows. I’ve enjoyed gathering as many of them as I could in my frames.