We are surrounded by different textures. One of the principle components of mindfulness is to pay attention to things around us, focus on that – not things that worry us such as finances or school. Just to stay in the moment.
I took a trip to Malaysia a few months ago and it is an absolutely beautiful country. When I went, almost no one here knew were it was. After all the publicity about the missing plane, and then the plane being shot down – it seems like everyone knows where it is. Well, now that you all know – you should visit it! It really is a beautiful place.
While I was there, I paid attention to everything. I visited a multitude of places during my month there. While on the beach though, there were all these little crabs! I live in FL so of course I have been to the beach. But for some reason, being on the beach there was just fun. I saw these crabs and they were amazing. Thousands of them! Scurrying around – they created all these cool designs on the ground. They were called bubbling (bubbler) crabs. They make these little sand pellets and they usually form very cool circular shapes. I did not get a picture of one of the designs, but I did get a picture of some of them.
Focusing on all the beauty of the area though took my mind off of any problems going through my mind. Mindfulness is amazing when you actually use it. Of course, they key is using it!