Opportunities to be mindful arrive every day, but when away from the day-to-day routine it’s always extra special!
Although it feels slightly cooler this morning, I am still able to sit and be comfortable outside in shorts and a t-shirt. I feel the breeze coming off the sea, washing over me. I feel the sun’s warmth as it breaks through the clouds, bathing me in its radiance and light.
I hear the crashing waves and shifting sand and pebbles dancing up and down the surf. I hear the seagulls; they almost appear to be ‘laughing’ as they hover gracefully over the beach.
The smell of the fried breakfasts, being prepared by the late risers in their seafront apartments and cottages, wafts by and seems to mix in some strange harmony with the scent of the sea spray.
I feel the wood of the bench under me, and my feet in open toed shoes pressing on the sand.
I see so much – the sea dancing, the waves crashing, the sun and clouds casting shadows across the sea; the families, young and more mature, couples and singles walking, jogging, but mostly just simply taking their time, leisurely – enjoying the surroundings, the environment.
In this moment, I am unconcerned with the past or the future.
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Bob Brotchie is a counsellor, mindset consultant and creator of "Conscious Living by Design"™. He writes for Anglia Counselling, is featured on various other websites and introduces us to many guest writers all covering topics related to mental health and wellbeing.
Bob provides bespoke counselling services to individuals and couples in the privacy and comfort of a truly welcoming environment at his Anglia Counselling company office, located near Newmarket in Suffolk, England. Bob also provides professional online counselling, for local, national, and international clients. The therapeutic models offered are bespoke to the client’s needs, especially those in receipt of 'childhood emotional neglect' (CEN), whilst integrating a mindful approach to psychotherapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) principles. For clients experiencing trauma and/or phobia, Bob offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).