January. A new page.
All over the web, the magazines, articles on mindfulness, on finding balance, on slowing down.
The truth is, these little moments of zen-itude are all around us. We’re just too busy to notice. You can find them make a cup of green tea or trying yoga. Doing veganuary. Detoxing, dieting.
Or you could go to the pub and ask for a pint of stout.
Don’t laugh: there is something ever so appeasing in watching it being poured!
The dark-ruby red nectar filling the glass tilted towards the tap, the tiny nitrogen bubbles making their way towards the top, the slow separation of black and white leading to a dome of velvety foam that will sit just a little above the surface…
It’s a different way of meditating, by focusing fully on a different kind of beauty, a different kind of perfection instead of the inner you. An appreciation of small details. And look – your breathing has slowed down, you feel in peace, there even is a smile on your face.
The pursuits of happiness can take you to all kind of places indeed 🙂