Hello Nerds! Apologies that we have not updated for awhile. Sometimes time gets away with you and distractions are abound, aren’t they? That’s why I feel it’s time for a new Zen Tip, since it’s all too easy for us to get caught up in the hubbub of our lives. If you’re on the east coast, you’ve probably experienced a fair share of rain lately and if you’re in drier climates, I’m sure you can find a source of trickling water (or an app) for this one. ;)
The next time you find yourself facing inclement weather, make yourself a cozy spot next to the window. Bring a cup of tea, a book, a blanket, or whatever else you need to feel warm and secure and close your eyes. Listen to the pitter patter of the raindrops, the rolling and crashing thunder, and the whoosh of the wind. Do you notice the calls of any animals? (Probably not. If you do, you might need to go save them.) Can you tell if the leaves on the tree outside are being blown about? How far away does the rumble of thunder seem to be coming from?
This is a nice way to let your sense of hearing take over for a bit. After you try to identify what you can hear, let go and just let your ears hear without your mind having to interpret anything. Breath without worry and take a few deep breaths to let out any tension. You might just find the rhythmic sounds of the storm soothing or relaxing. In fact, don’t be surprised if you drift off as the rain lulls you to sleep.