Inspire your senses : simply

somewhere over south africa

 

My senses have been inspired by these simple pleasures:

sight : the lovely view from the plane window as I was flying over South Africa. The colours! The clouds! The freedom! Freedom is a feeling, a state of mind and a way of living. I feel my freedom when I am travelling, meditating, doing yoga and breathing. This is not a complete list and I could add many more freedom moments. :)

What are your freedom moments? Stop. Breathe in and out. And think about it.

sound : the soothing sound of Max purring her unconditional kitty love and hello to me at night.

taste :  as a vegetarian I adore mushrooms and was treated to two divine creations – a yummy warm mushroon salad (from a Giorgio Locatelli recipe) and a medley of exotic simply fried mushrooms.

smell : oh that smell of fresh garlic frying gently in the olive oil before the mushrooms hit the pan. Sizzle!

touch : feeling my feet on my mat and grounding myself after two long flights.

energy : I could feel the energy potential of this weekend while I was reading this blog post from Sarah Varcas. In her words: ‘This weekend the cosmos speaks of an opportunity to perceive a level of existence rarely available to us.’. Her words ring true and carry such wonderful energy. It is really worth a read and taking note! I definitely will be putting it to good use. ;) Thank you, Sarah!

last words : I can relate to Saul Leiter’s (American photographer and painter) words. In order to build a career and to be successful, one has to be determined. One has to be ambitious. I much prefer to drink coffee, listen to music and to paint when I feel like it.

Wishing you a weekend of fun and energy.

What has inspired your senses simply this week?

simply sharing, Delicia x

4 thoughts on “Inspire your senses : simply

  1. I was lucky enough to see and enjoy every moment of a wonderful sun set one evening… It has been a long time since I have been kept focus on a moment like this one. My eyes could not get enough of it.

  2. Ohh! I can hear Max purring: lovely!!! and I do smell the frying garlic in the olive oil! It is as if I am there with you Delicia. Thank you for inspiring my senses!

    I am late with my reply but what you wrote about freedom resonates so well with what I felt that week that I want to share some of it here. Walking slowly in farmlands, breathing in the cold air and feeling the warmth of the sun on the bark of the Tree, just being there with myself and that moment, made me wonder about freedom. Yes, precisely the freedom you are writing about. As we said previously we are privileged enough to be free, so I enjoy freedom every time I let myself follow my feet, which is quite often! There are times this feeling of freedom gets very intense. Like it happened on Monday that week. Like it happened few months ago when I repeated ‘I am free. You are free.’ at every step of my walking meditation. Having so many possibilities to be out in nature, to visit new places and experience different traditions, feeling safe at any time in any place, being so easy to go around with public transportation, not having to care about the way I am dressed, Switzerland makes me feel gratitude for the freedom I have every single day. My life here is a little travelling experience starting daily on my doorstep! And this brings me to the other points you make. Freedom is a state of mind and a way of living. When I wander and I am fully in the moment I feel I am the key to my life and there is nothing or nobody that can confine me. It is up to me to feel free, make my own choices and live a happy life with all what I have. Sometimes it is easy, others I find it more challenging. That is when having a walk in nature, breathing, being on my mat, connecting with soulsisters (and soulbrothers) give me the little help I need to go through.
    But here I also want to share the important realisation that freedom and heart connections are part of the same thing. Freedom always brings me to my heart connections. Heart connections set me free with understanding and love. And magic always happens when I am flying up there in the sky. I feel free, I feel my heart connections, I feel gratitude for the present moment and all that is.

    May you always feel free and fly. You have wings Delicia, and you know how to fly. So just fly!

    • Annalisa your words brought a smile to my face. They are so beautiful and so very true! Thank you for your thoughts and adding another layer of depth to my thinking about freedom. I am so grateful for your sharing. With love and light and laughter.

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