Weekly Photo Challenge – Resolve

This year, as with every New Year, I resolve to try to live my life a little more fully. To stretch my wings a little more, and so grow into new areas. This year I hope my new camera will help me stretch my photography and creative skills further.

To be a little more awake as I walk through the world, keeping my senses open to what is unfolding around me. This also involves trying to live a little more from within my senses, rather than from within my thinking mind. Feeling the soft green earth beneath my toes, the warm sun upon my face and the fresh clear air around me.

To laugh, run and love a little more, and my dogs are the perfect teachers for this. Enjoying inhabiting and using my body, rather than just my mind.

To grow towards the light a little more, reaching up into the sunlight, while keeping my roots curled firmly into the deep nourishing earth.

To reflect a little more. I find that the more time I give myself to reflect, the happier and more settled I feel. I find my emotions are less volatile, and that life is richer and more supportive. However as usual for me, when life is going smoothly its easy to reflect and be happy, but when the challenges come along and disturb the calm waters I am easily swept away from reflection and into the drama!

To rest and relax a little more when I need to, which involves listening to my body a little more than my mind. Again the dogs, and of course the cats, are my best teachers for this endeavour.

See others ideas on Resolve here.

 

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I live by the banks of the River Esk near Edinburgh, Scotland. I currently share my home with my husband, my son, my nephew and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! I guess I'm a mixed up kind of girl. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 10 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and I'm employed 3 days a week as a Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Cancer Centre.
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14 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge – Resolve

  1. Lynne Ayers says:

    Your 2013 sounds like it’s going to be a great year. And beautiful shots.

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  3. Lu says:

    Love, Love, LOVE Yellowcraigs Beach. The ripples there are epic :)
    Hope you have a fantastic 2013!

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  5. I like the swan…it’s so charming and elegant

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  8. You have got everything right – and also using your lovely dogs to show us your resolutions. Good luck and thank you!

  9. I love your resolutions and the way you have expressed them. Living my life a bit more is what I try to do every day. All the best to you :)

  10. adinparadise says:

    Wonderful photos and words. :) Happy New Year to you.

  11. dorysworld says:

    Great sentiments and great photos (and your dogs are gorgeous)

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