Mindful walking

On Easter Monday my husband and I drove up to the Sunshine Coast hinterland to do one of our favourite bushwalks, the Rainforest Loop at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

It’s not a long walk and can get quite busy on weekends and holidays because it’s so popular with families.

But we thought we’d give it a go and we were not disappointed.

The trees were stunning, the birdsong beautiful and the adorable pademelons plentiful!

So many times we stopped to watch the pademelons hopping around.

Some a few metres away, some right next to the walking track and we even had a couple crossing the track right in front of us.

Pademelon on a forest walking track
Pademelon on the walking track

Many people stopped to ask what we were looking at… so many had no idea they were even there… and I can’t help but find that quite sad.

If they’d stopped to talk to the volunteers, or had a look around the Discovery Centre (which you have to go through to get to the walk) then they’d know.

If they just took a few minutes to stop and look, they’d suddenly notice the forest floor moving with ground birds and pademelons.

Sadly, these days, we’re all in too much of a rush.

One of my favourite things to do is walk mindfully.

Really seeing, hearing, smelling and noticing how I feel, what I can feel.

We try to keep the conversation to what we can see and hear, observing, sharing and really being a part of the walk itself.

Conversations about work are strictly banned!

Large tree butress in forest
Beautiful tree butress

If this sounds like something you’d like to try why not join me on a guided mindful walk – on World Meditation Day – May 21 at the Boondall Wetlands, north Brisbane.

Email me for all the details at ann@marvellousmeditations.com

Let’s start slowing things down and really appreciate nature 🙏

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