The One Place We Must Always Explore

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When that undeniable lust to wander strikes and we set forth on a trip to explore the unknown, we’re on a mission.

Every sense is heightened as we take in our surroundings, paying the closest of attention to every little shape, sound, smell… every flicker of light we encounter. We want to remember it all.

But there’s a place we often forget to explore. We push it to the back of our minds, concluding that we already know it, or perhaps that there’s no need to explore it because it will always be right there. That place is that which is the closest to us.

Our own cities, our own homes, our own bodies, our own souls. What we may not realize is that these things are constantly changing in front of our eyes. We often don’t see it at all… because we’ve created the assumption that we already know. Our intentions are focused elsewhere. Further out, onto that which we know we don’t already know.

Sometimes, though, focusing more closely inward is exactly what we need. It allows us to feel more grounded, more at home; to adapt to our own environments and to answer to our own needs with such greater ease. So today, take on a brand new perspective. As the sun gleams in through your windows, gracing you on this brand new day, truly look at it. Watch the way it bounces off your wall and dances as a breeze flows through the trees.

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As you go through your day, notice. Notice the way your fingers grip the cabinet just before they pull it open. Notice the way your favorite food tastes as soon as it hits your tongue. Notice the way that food makes you feel.

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Take note of the people you encounter today – the very same people you’ve encountered many days before. Look at them in a brand new light. Feel their presence, their essence. Discover what you love most about them. Be grateful for the chance to know them, as not everyone in this world will have that same chance.

Sometimes, focusing inward is exactly what we need to bring balance back into our lives. It brings a brand new adoration for the beauty of life and life experiences.

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Emily -May 29, 2014, 10:26AM

Experience everything.

Megan Babin -May 29, 2014, 12:25PM

Love this post!

Susan Jizba -May 29, 2014, 1:28PM

Such a wonderful post!!! I can always use the reminder to slow down and experience all my senses and most importantly, go within. Thank you so very much!

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Jess -May 29, 2014, 4:03PM

Beautifully said, Bridgette. Thank you for your lovely words, as always <3

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Priscilla Ivette -May 29, 2014, 4:21PM

Love this piece, so whimsical! Thanks for sharing your blog never fails to inspire me.

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Luna -May 29, 2014, 5:14PM

love love

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uniworthblack -June 2, 2014, 2:27AM

Above post is really very good and beautiful post.

Julie Kinnear -June 4, 2014, 6:06AM

You made me rethink all: the minutes when you are already awake but you can enjoy some more time in your bed just thinking about nice memories, the people you meet on your way to work; each with a different story, the cat sitting on the roof, the smell of the city, the sunshine on your window… The one thing I remind myself of every day is that I should try to keep all the moments and feel alive but your words were so powerful that I need to stop, take a deep breath and enjoy all. Right now.

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