One Minute to Mindfulness: Look Up


From Restless to Restful

I look up every chance I get. First thing in the morning. On my run. On my way to work. In between classes. Out for a bike ride. From the skylight in my office. On the front porch before I go to sleep.

Connected to Something Bigger

The sky connects us to something much bigger. Challenges seem small in comparison to the vastness of the sky. Solutions seem plausible. Answers come more easily.

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Peace in Every Glance

The stars heighten our awareness, expand our field of possibilities, and relax our mind. In their presence, we embrace the profound and surrender the pettiness.

When we look up, we become fully present. In the moment. Completely mindful. Nowhere else to be but one with the sky.


Reflection Questions

What are your mindfulness tips?

How do you transcend your restless thoughts?

How often do you look up?

Are you a star gazer or a sun worshipper?

Do you see pictures in the clouds?


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27 thoughts on “One Minute to Mindfulness: Look Up

  1. This is one of my favourite mindfulness tips…”look up, breath, release, one quick glance to inner peace” a quote of yours that I regularly call upon, day or night! Much love to you and I hope you are well. X

    1. “look up, breath, release, one quick glance to inner peace”

      How much I love that!

      Thank you for sharing your mindfulness tips.

      Simple things on repeat change the world.

      ⛅️ ☀️ 💖 💫

    1. Thank you for reading & reflecting!
      I really appreciate your perspective Shawn.

      The best part =
      How connected you & I & the rest of the world are when we look up.

      Miles apart.
      Stars together.

      🌟 🌎 🌟

  2. Nice post. Got me thinking. Let the sun shine and let me soak in the heat and the nurturing love of the sun. Let me just be. Like flowers shining bright and just being. Like the birds chirping away .. just being free, just being a live.. just living..

    We are bigger than our worries..

    1. Imagining is lying on the grass. Miles apart. Stars together! Wishing you a week filled with goodness Vashti 🌟

      Speaking of Stars:?You may also be interested in my TEDx where I dedicate the final points to looking up to my North Star — every chance I get! 💫

      Please share with friends and on social media if you enjoy my TEDx. The more people we can empower to thrive under pressure, the better our world will be.🌎 🙏

  3. I’ve always been a sky watcher. In fact if I’m at work and feel tense, I get up and go take a prayer break. I love to focus on trees, flowers, and the sky of course because they have a healing power I believe. Also I like to take photos of things I see. I always have a camera with me.
    I love your video and your TEDx talk. Have a wonderful week. ❤ Hugs

    1. Thank you so much Michelle Marie! For sharing your insights and for watching my video(s). Focusing on our NORTH STAR was such a big part of my TEDx Talk – and my everyday motivation, so I am especially appreciative that you remembered the reference and how this post fits in with my TEDx Talk.

      Reading your words “I love to focus on trees, flowers, and the sky of course because they have a healing power I believe.” brought a peace over me. Wishing the same for you. All week long. xo

      1. Aww this is exactly how I feel when I’m out there focusing on nature. I’m so happy we are connected I love your inspiration and many time I share about you to my daughter and friends that I met. I love those one on one Divine appointments. Thank you for being here and for being you! xoxo. ❤

  4. Reminds me, the left cognitive hemisphere, our Thinker is not the power of our mind.

    It is our right side, where no words, no judgments, no thoughts, no right or wrong, no good or bad that is unlimited, spacious, creative.

    The cognitive side is a beach ball the creative side the Pacific Ocean.

    Love your post.

    1. Thanks Marty! I always enjoy your articles on mindfulness.
      So reading your feedback, is rewarding x 2. 😀 😀

      “The cognitive side is a beach ball the creative side the Pacific Ocean.”
      Great analogy!

      Your reference to the L-R hemispheres is perfect for this post.

      The L-R hemispheric specialization is a topic I teach about and wrote about a few years ago:

      One of my favourites for helping people be more self-aware.

      1. .
        Do not give Power to what is in your mind,

        give Power to where you are.

        This conveys a specific message that come back to now or be in the mom e t escapes most

        Giving power to where we are starts with reading our senses

        An ever present activity

        1. Thank you for watching! I feel like you’re right here with me LOOKING UP and giving power to where WE are.

          BTW.. I am 100% with you on our 5 senses and how they are the entry point to mindfulness.

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