Stone on Earth

I have been doing a bit of organising with my photos, and a friends Facebook post inspired me to make some small elemental themed galleries. So here is my first one – Stone on Earth.

Stone on Earth reminds me to take the time to sit still and rest for a while. The stones are in no hurry, they are comfortable with their place on the earths surface. Their lifespan is so much greater than ours, and in their slow and steady pace is a good hint to me to slow down and breathe a little slower. Whenever I rush I’m in terrible danger of missing whats unfolding around me, so perhaps I can learn the lesson of the still stone, and just watch the world for a while.


About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son 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 food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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23 Responses to Stone on Earth

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  2. Tahira says:

    What a lovely lesson. And what beautiful pictures – Just looking at them make me serene. Thank you.

  3. adinparadise says:

    What a great lesson we can learn from these earth stones. Love your thoughts.

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  5. tree girl says:

    In awe!

    I’m going to link this to my post on the earth element.

  6. dorysworld says:

    Beautiful photos and a lovely lesson, one I think I may have to adopt too ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Lynne Ayers says:

    I love rock and stone, somehow I feel connected to it – I spent many hours over more than one hot summer hauling from the hedgerow all those rocks that the settlers shouldered and dragged to the perimeter – they beautify my garden.

    • That sounds like very hard work, but I bet they look gorgeous nestled among the plants? One of my Uncles spent years of his life carrying rocks from the shore up to his garden to create rookeries and paths and it looks amazing….almost like the work of nature but not quite!

  8. Linda says:

    I slept in and have felt rushed all morning because I am “behind”. I am sure the stones would be bemused by my idea that I needs to catch up a couple of hours.

  9. I love stones – a beautiful gallery!

    • Me too, I have a habit of collecting them as I walk ๐Ÿ™‚ Then they find new homes, either in the garden, on the door step or somewhere in the house! For me it’s as if they hold a little essence of where ever they have been resting and watching the world.

      • Just like me, then.

      • Between a love of dogs and stones we seem to share much in common ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Mmm. If you ever visit Sweden – I’m here!

      • Oh don’t tempt me…..I will visit Sweden….it’s been on my list of places to visit for years ๐Ÿ™‚ If you plan to revisit Scotland do let me know….lunch, walk, talk, laugh, photos, dogs, stones and not necessarily in that order ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ha, ha – I’ll be back some day. Hopefully before I need a wheelchair…it would have been so great to have that walk and talk – and everything – in any order that felt best. I’m no good at treating myself with good treats…maybe you are? My liffe seems only to be WORK right now..

      • Oh that’s no fun, there has to be room for play and just for being and enjoying being alive! I’m getting better at this slowly… the blog for progress:-)

      • Oh, I will! You are a great inspiration and I’m working on more doing what I really want to do. But, I think my real opportunities will come when I retire. I’m planning to do so within maybe three years only…If you are still there, I’ll let you know of my plans.

  10. Be Well And Happy says:

    Reblogged this on Be Well And Happy and commented:
    A lovely post from breathofgreenair….

  11. Be Well And Happy says:

    A lovely post. Thankyou ๐Ÿ™‚

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