“Spending a few quiet hours staring out of the window isn’t an activity with high prestige. Our busy, media-saturated age wants us to take action; there is always something new we should be reading, acquiring, fearing or longing for.
The point of window-gazing isn’t to see outside, it’s to give ourselves a better chance of perceiving what dwells in the unconscious beneath the daily chatter; it’s our chance to make up for all the emotions we’ve been so careful not to entertain for too long and that have made us anxious and sad through inattention.” – From How Modern Media Destroys Our Minds. School of Life
In mindfulness meditation we are taught that thoughts are like clouds in the sky; they come and go. We can watch them do this, some pass quickly and some are more slow. But they they do pass. If you have a troubling thought, observe it and it will pass.
In July I visited the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Cornwall and found the ideal place for this. You sit in a large white dome and stare upwards at the clouds through an oval window. Hope you like my short video of doing just that.