Quieting the mind

January 14th, 2012

I’ve never been one for sitting still. Being quiet. Not fidgeting. Or generally quieting my mind.

I’ve recently been following the BBC 2 series Great Barrier Reef. I love it. Firstly, because I love programmes about nature, and secondly, since visiting the Great Barrier Reef, its somewhere that really interests me.

While I was watching it last night I started thinking about mine and Ian’s trip there, and the more I thought about it, the more I realised it’s the only place I’ve felt that I could just ‘be’ and let my mind go still.

Not thinking about what we were going to do later on, what we would have for tea or if there was something we had forgotten to do.

At the time, I’m not sure I really appreciated it as much as I should have.

But transporting myself back to that boat, and feeling the sense of calm as we floated on a sea of blue, I’d give anything (well, maybe not anything), to get those few days back. No rush, just total relaxation. Warm air, blue skies, no signal for phone or internet.

Total quiet of the mind……