Day 25: Sunrise splendour

Being mindful by watching the sun as it rises:

Today I woke up at 5am. Feeling tired but too wired to go back to sleep, I climbed out of bed to open the curtains.

And was treated to the most magnificent sunrise.

sunrise splendour

So this is what I woke up at ridiculous o’clock for, I mused.

I love a good sunrise, and a good sunset too. I can sit and stare at them all day long as each changing moment brings new beauty to admire.

Sadly, I haven’t seen either for a good while. In the midst of British summertime, with a very early sunrise and a very late sunset, I’m usually in bed for both.

And while I am absolutely delighted summer is here, I do miss seeing those awe-inspiring skies.

So this morning was a very special treat for me.

As I observed the wonder of this morning’s fiery sky, I felt reflective.

I thought about how uncertain life can sometimes be. But we can always be certain that the sun will rise and that the sun will set. Even if it is hiding away behind those infamous British grey clouds.

I was reminded of how today is a new day, as Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield wrote:

“Each morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most.”

Today is a beautiful new day. And I choose to make a good one.

So with this in mind, my happy for today is being mindful by watching the sun as it rises.

 

6 thoughts on “Day 25: Sunrise splendour”

  1. The colours in this sky is beautiful, well worth the early awakening! Every day is a new beginning & our possibilities endless. Thank you for another inspiring start to my day Helen xॐx

    1. You’re welcome my lovely Beth. There’s nothing like a beautiful sunrise or sunset to help put everything into perspective Xxx 🙂

  2. an awe inspiring moment for sure. I too love the rising and setting of the sun. Loved the quote reminding me to live this day to the best of my ability and that I have the choice of making it happy or otherwise. I always shoot for happy.

    1. I agree lovely Marlene, we definitely have a choice. I fondly remember enjoying so many stunning sunsets from your balcony 🙂

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