‘Strangers you meet on the street can turn into good neighbours’ (Photo: Irene Bom)
Gretchen Champoux … on gardening
Gardening connects us to life’s natural rhythms, the gifts of each season, the wonder of creation and the natural world. For me, gardening and gratitude go hand in hand … I can’t help but experience the garden. When I do, I am pulled to the present moment so much so that I can paradoxically lose sense of time — especially if I’m digging away!
Sharon Salzberg … on swimming
I thought of meditation when Willow described her experience (swimming laps). When she slowed down and focused only on the movement and the effects it had on her body, she was able to let go of the doubts, fears, and comparisons in order to experience what the body presented to her at that moment. The experience of being buoyed along in the water, of her muscles moving through it, was a pure sensation of being alive, once she got her comparing mind out of the way.
Austin Kleon … on journaling
When I write in my diary, I often try to start with Nicholson Baker’s advice:
From the blog
Up to us – on the joys of a walking holiday