Mind Wandering

In a quiet place:

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The sun is shining through a thin layer of grey. Lightening up my mood. Gently caressing everything it touches. The flowers, the sea, my hair.

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On the hillside, I´m moving with the wind. Feeling a sense of awe.

Out of my awareness, my thoughts are turning inward. My mind drifting fast through space to the future and the past. It doesn´t matter which way I turn, an inner voice is commenting, analyzing, planning.

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Right below, something else is going on. The crisp air is rustling on the ground.

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Sounds and smells of autumn are catching my attention, allowing my mind to refocus. To come to my senses, back to the present moment.

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Here, in nature, I am.
Letting my thoughts drift by like the wind.

Hiking Mt Saksa/ Ørsta/ Norway, September 2015

Solitude

Untouched:

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A sky full of rich colors.

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Rays of light, reflecting off every wave.

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I´m sinking into silence, the sun dipping in the sea.

It´s just this present moment.
Nature is talking to me.

Solitude at sunset, Sykkylven/ Norway, September 2015.

Simplicity

 The beauty of it:

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Learning from nature.

Letting things unfold naturally, in their own way and time.

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Simplicity, Sykkylven/ Norway, September 2015.

In a Place of Rest

Grazing freely:

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I´m drawn to the peacefulness up here. All summer these two horses have been walking around without any fences, making the landscape even more idyllic and peaceful.

Today, I sit down with them for a while. Touching in with nature.

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Studying each bit.

Enable my mind to be clearer and calmer.

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Then it comes to my mind:

What would have gone unnoticed, if I wasn´t being aware of this moment, being mindful?

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Would I then recognize the calming, healing influence of nature?

In a place of rest, at Vassætra/ Sykkylven/ Norway.