The high heat and sultry air of summer can exact a toll on mood and physical well-being. Meeting steamy conditions with mindfulness may help us discover that: Peace And Joy Are Possible, Even Under The Sun’s Most Unforgiving Rays.
As you notice the sun tingling on your back, the beads of sweat between your brows, or a sticky residue on your skin, try to do so with: Nonjudgmental Awareness.
See if you can detect any pleasant sensations. Is there a pleasant warmth inside your body?
As you bring this gentle acceptance to your sensations, both good and bad, notice what happens when your experience is not colored by judgment.
If the heat is making you restless, bring your awareness into your feet. Find a shady spot outdoors and kick off your shoes. Feel the soil, sand or blades of grass tickle your toes. Take a few mindful steps, paying close attention to each sensation as you walk gently across the earth.
As the heat peaks, meet this natural shift with: Openness and Acceptance. rather than fighting fatigue, use it as an opportunity to slow down and breath.
Practicing mindfulness is a way to practice being right where you are, with heightened sensitivity, in order to allow peace and joy to arise naturally.