MINDFULNESS IN THE BUSH
There is something therapeutic about heading out bush.
I may be biased, but the outback in and around Mount Isa, North West Queensland, is stunning. Although dry and we've had no rain for six months, there is still life. Take a look around.
I love the colour of the dirt, mixing it up with the green of the spinifex. The beautiful yellow flowers against the rustic brown of the trees.
It was a great time, even if it was just for an hour.
Gidgee Gum is the tree featured in these photos. It's great firewood, burns for hours. It also has a sap that is a bit like honey. Some say this sap is also good to help with a sore throat.
I felt myself walking off further away from the group of people I was with.
For a moment, I didn't have a care in the world. I immediately noticed that my body was relaxed, my mind was clear and my breathing steadied up. My chest didn't feel as closed in as it usually does. I wanted to keep walking.
Just another hour.
Too often we say we need to spend more time being still and somehow it never works out.
More importantly, just be.