three minute breathing space by the sea – #mindfulness

Take three minutes out of clock time. Perhaps you are stuck indoors behind a desk. This is a three minute video of the sea, waves gently lapping at the beach.

Come to your senses. Let the waves and the sounds come to you. Notice your breathing, is it rhythmic like the waves? Is it fast and shallow or slow and deep like the waves?

Let the colours come to you. Notice when the clouds come over, or when the sun comes breaking through. Can you hear quieter sounds in the background.

If your mind wanders, notice what it wanders too and bring it back to the waves.

Feel the sand beneath your feet and the coolness of the water. Salt drying on your face and the cool wind and warm sun…

Notice any longings to walk on the beach barefoot, to paddle in the sea. To gaze out at the horizon in open awareness, breathing in freedom. Is there a sense of gratitude and thanksgiving for the gift of your senses…

Did you notice the light flooding in at the end? May it be a picture of wellbeing flooding into you.

Let go of whatever is troubling you. Come back to the task in hand refreshed. As the paddle boarder appears at the end, so it is time for you to journey on to your next task.

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