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.
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!
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 email@example.com
Let’s start slowing things down and really appreciate nature 🙏