Ahh, what a peaceful scene for morning meditation. We are at a lovely homestay in Munnar, where the owner farms cardamom, vanilla, cocoa, coffee, tea and other delicious treats. Every step here is a magical new aroma, and Blair and I find ourselves turning to each other every few minutes and exclaiming, “Ooh… new smell!”
I’m leading more with my nose and my ears than just with my eyes here, and it’s a different, deeper sensation. I realize how much I focus just on sight in my daily life (whether scrolling Facebook, Instagramming or just validating something on its visual identity) and how much I lose by just operating on that one dimension. Is it because I’m used to my surroundings and take them at face value? Is it because I overschedule myself and don’t take time to use all of my senses? Is it because I’m so focused on goals that I forget the journey? More will be revealed, I’m sure!
How do you all make time to stop and smell the cardamom?