Take a walk on the wild side. (If you're not too iffy).
Just pick one thing to focus on -
smell, sight, sound, taste, or jump right in with all of them! You could find a blade of grass, not just how it looks,
but you could take a bite out of it, or ask how does it smell, how does it feel? Or even sound, and you'll decide what that
is! You might rub it with your fingers, or feel the wind on it. You're open to letting it express itself the way you find
it. And the next time you might find it differently, because it's a different blade grass. Or a different shade of green.
What is the season? There's an infinite variety in all the senses that can be experienced on a sensory walk. You just
don't walk down the street not present. Because when you're authentically present, you are saying how does this sound
to me? How does this smell to me?
It's not about liking everything; it's about experiencing everything... your way.
I started taking my granddaughter, Callista walking when she was very young. It was then I created the exercise:
"Sensory Walks". Next door to where my son Ethan lived in LA there was a field where a house had been torn down.
Among the bricks and weeds, wild passion flowers grew orange and so gorgeous...
"Is it okay to touch everything?" she asked me right off.
"Absolutely. Touch, Taste, See, Smell, Hear! All the barks of all the trees; all the sticks & stones;
all kinds of ground & grass & leaves & plants & flowers. Surprise yourself! Surprise after surprise!"
Each moment a revelation; an entertainment.
"What about the dog poo??" (Nobody
picks up the dog poo in LA, which tells you something about LA!)
"Well, that's up to you. But
you'll have to deal with it." (From what I recall, she decided not to.)
"Can we do it again tomorrow?"
But remember, tomorrow will be different."
Every day is a new day. It's whatever You discover!