“Approach mowing the lawn as an adventure brimming with curiosity as well as wonder instead of just an ordinary, mundane task. Take time to intentionally make connections with your natural environment as you look at the sun, the earth, trees, the clouds, birds as well as animals. Notice the shift within you as you become aware of each of your senses being stimulated in your mindful mowing experience.” — Kathleen Hall, founder as well as chief executive of The Mindful Living Network
Listen to the sound of the engine as you start up your mower as well as of which begins to purr. Surrender as the sound lulls you into a state of relaxation as well as peace.
Feel the vibration of the mower, noticing of which coming from head to toe.
Be mindful of scents as you inhale the aroma of freshly cut grass.
Immerse your entire mind as well as body into the green shade of your lawn, taking from the restful, comforting as well as quiet colors.
Become aware of your solitude as you mow. You have unplugged coming from the chaotic, fast-paced world as well as are alone from the present moment.
Notice the sensations of your body at work — experience the contrast of movement as well as exercise with the calming, healing, restorative effects of nature.
When you finish your mowing, stop to witness the product of your mindfulness practice. Notice how your respect, awareness as well as gratitude have increased. You have transformed This kind of mundane task into a meaningful practice.
Meditation for Real Life: How to Be Mindful Mowing the Lawn