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Mindfulness in the Garden

06/22/2015 05:31 pm ET | Updated Jun 22, 2016

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Greenery and scenery of Sykkylven, Norway. All photographs by Hanne Suorza.

Stepping out on our terrace this morning, I smile. The sight of the golden chain tree is catching my attention. The wonders of nature. Right here. Now.

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My senses come alive. Sounds, sights and scents fill my awareness. The little daisy shows me all her beauty.

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I dig in the soil. Pull up the weeds. Feel the texture of the plants. Present in what I do.

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Aware of my breath, I turn to the waves of the ocean. Inhale. Exhale.

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Gardening used to be boring. Now it is a piece of mindfulness. I make it a treat to my senses and my mind.

Being consciously aware, moment by moment.

This post originally appeared on the blog hannesuorza.no