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However late, I'd like to thank Esperide for leading, what I am calling, the "wisdom walk". I have found my sense of awareness to have been increased many fold - not just sight but also, touch, smell and hearing. I am more likely to walk somewhere rather than drive for a few minutes. I'm enjoying finding beauty in almost everything and if it's not so beautiful, I imagine what it could be.
I was recently in London, a city I've lived in and know well, and found I did not give into the hustle and bustle of the big city life. I walked or took buses finding new joy in observation on many levels. However, I'm afraid I lose hold of the question while participating in this rejuvenation. Well, I'll have to try harder as I could use some answers
We really enjoyed our Street Wisdom experience this morning with Angela Wells. Her gentle and approachable nature, helped to create a sense of mutual understanding and flow within the group. We particularly enjoyed the ‘tuning in’ exercises, where we took the time to observe, interact and appreciate our surroundings. We were able to find lots of small ‘clues’, which gave us more insight into our own personal questions.It was a beautiful experience! Thank you!
Learning to slow down, observe and look to see the beauty in everyone and everything was a new challenge, a big change from the usual rushing through daily life as a stressed out blur. It has helped to learn to see a familiar city environment in a new and more positive light. I highly recommend Street Wisdom and building it in to daily life.
A beautiful sunny morning @ the Southbank, London in the capable hands of Melanie. What a motivating morning. 3 valuable hours to relax & focus on the 'big question'. What was 'Work 2' became 'Life 2' after my wanderings along the Thames. The tune-up time was incredibly powerful. I joined the event a skeptic - I left a convert. Mindfulness works!
What a fun morning with such an international group! There were also three dogs with us and they seemed to understand what we were doing. The exercises to expand our senses are so well designed that they really took me in a state of presence and mindfulness --- that is the answer to the question 🙂
A great afternoon which gave me time and space to see where my feet and heart led me. Without trying: ideas, thoughts, connections, smiles, new noticings, came to me. I let myself be open-hearted and slow and some of my fragments came back together. Thoroughly recommend it.
What a sense of freedom it is to spend a morning with strangers, also curious minded who are all brought together by Street Wisdom. We had a very interesting time led by Brett Sadler who provided the structure and thought provocations. 4 x 10 minute wanders, alone or with another person, each with a different 'theme' which enabled us to observe, take time, enjoy just being in the streets. Then we had an hour to wander and contemplate a question in our head. I had a lovely wander with a fellow wanderer and our conversations ranged wide and far and then we all met up in a cafe for hot chocolate and cakes kindly provided by the RSA. What did I get out of it? Gold dust insights; the idea that I will incorporate time into daily life for the unexpected, for conversations with strangers and not to be in a headlong rush. Easier said than done but this was a wonderful beginning.
A few days ago I got the message about some event in Vela Luka, I had never heard before about this Street Wisdom but I knew I have to be there. And so comes time, I went to meeting point and before I had to go out from the car, crazy strong rain started. I run out in the rain and in a few jumps I was on the place. There was just one lady, our eyes met and we knew that we are there for same reason. This was first meeting with great Patricia. 😊 So we waited for others who she told will come to event. After some minutes we realised everybody was frighten with rain and gave up. So Patricia lead me through my first but for sure not last Street Wisdom. It was realy great. So many beautiful messages, so strong introspection. So great time. I got really nice and helpful messages. Last of messages I saw on my walk was writen on one old wall "look at the sky, the day gets you smiling" - a few steps later, I looked at the sky and saw beautiful game of clouds and sun, and a face that smiled on me. I took the photo. I was not dreaming.Thank you Patricia I'm glad I met your beautiful soul.
Thank you Mel & David for reminding me to slow down! I know Brixton and at first the idea of tuning out of the familiar and into the details, the smaller, more mindful things we so often overlook, was tricky. I didn't want to ask my obvious question so I tried to formulate a more subtle one. After a fantastic morning of mindful wandering in the sunshine, however, I still found that all the answers to my obvious question were staring me in the face! An interesting experiment in itself!! What the morning did was equip me with a mindful tool I will re-visit frequently. We should all adopt this mind-set in our everyday lives and see the change and wisdom it brings....
I absolutely loved my Street Wisdom experience, thank you so much. It's so amazing how such a simple little technique can be so inspirational and really change the way you look at the world. I've been practicing a similar form of mindfulness myself for a while - through just walking for pleasure and taking time to notice everything around me and reflect - but it was great to get a little bit more direction and more ideas to incorporate into this practice. Jane and Ines were both amazing - so friendly and interesting - and we all had a great time debriefing out experiences and talking about different ideas. I came with a very open mind and a rather unusual question (how to deal with my bed bugs), and found all sorts of inspirational ideas for sorting out my issues. In particular I found a different approach to those I had been thinking about before - a way of reconciling the moral dilemmas I had been encountering with practical solutions. By taking the time to slow down, interact with nature, and really appreciate the things and people around me in a non-rushed, inquisitive way, my mind went into a different mode and offered the solutions I'd been looking for. For me, Street Wisdom is a practical form of mindfulness that you can incorporate into your everyday life, and I would recommend it to anyone who is seeking meaning in life, and who may find meditation or other forms of mindfulness more challenging. Thank you so much again Jane and Ines!