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Architecture Mindfulness at The Shard

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The Shard rises as a stunning beacon of modern architecture in the city the Romans named Londinium. Its impressive glass façade captures the city’s dynamic energy. If you are fortunate enough to fly into London City Airport, and land on runway 09, your plane will fly along the London South circular, and make a hard 180, pivoting around the shard.

In this blog post, we explore how you can find moments of mindfulness while admiring The Shard’s architectural beauty, blending the excitement of urban life with the peace of self-discovery.

Architectural Mindfulness: A Fusion of Senses

As you stand at its base, take a moment to soak in its magnificence, every pane of glass, born by the architect’s pen, to the glass makers factory, to the installers and fitters. Just think for a moment about the journey of every component of this building. Notice how the steel and glass seem to form together, reflecting light in a mesmerising way. Look up and let your eyes follow the sleek lines to the top. This simple act of observation is a form of mindfulness – it’s about being present, engaging your senses, and letting the beauty of The Shard pull you away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The Shard, 32, London Bridge Street, London Bridge Quarter, The Borough, London Borough of Southwark, London, Greater London, England, SE1 9SG, United Kingdom

Discovering Aesthetic Details

Every corner of The Shard hides intricate nuances waiting to be discovered. From the shimmering panels that reflect the changing sky to the subtle patterns etched into the glass, each detail tells a story. Engage in a game of visual exploration – notice how sunlight refracts through the glass, creating prisms of colour that paint the surroundings. By focusing your attention on these aesthetic marvels, you’re not only practising mindfulness but also cultivating an appreciation for the delicate balance between form and function.

Move to another location, change the direction of the sun’s power and direction.

The Symphony of Silence

Despite its urban surroundings, The Shard embraces silence. Step away from the thrum of the city and find solace in the quietude that envelops you. The soft hum of distant traffic becomes a distant melody, and you’re left with your thoughts, free to wander, contemplate, and reflect. The absence of noise is an invitation to listen to the symphony of your breath and rediscover the rhythm of your heartbeat – a connection often lost in the clamour of daily life.

Concluding Thoughts, Mindful Reverie

The Shard stands as more than just an architectural marvel; it’s a canvas for mindfulness. Amidst its steel and glass, you’ve embarked on a journey of self-discovery, witnessing the world around you with fresh eyes. The practice of mindfulness – the art of being fully present – is a gift you’ve given to yourself, an experience that nourishes your soul and enriches your understanding of the interplay between human ingenuity and the natural world.

As you leave The Shard, remember the lessons it has whispered to you. Carry the mindfulness you’ve cultivated into the tapestry of your everyday life, engaging with the world as if it were a work of art in progress, waiting to be admired and cherished.

Disclaimer, Please Read: The information provided in this article is for illustrative and informational purposes only. It does not establish a therapist-patient relationship. For medical issues or emergencies, always consult with a licensed medical professional. For non-clinical challenges related to stress, anxiety, and other emotional or behavioural concerns, considering a consultation with a therapist may be beneficial. Bohangar City Practice is a registered Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy practice, specialising in combining cognitive behavioural techniques with hypnosis to address various challenges and promote well-being. Any questions, please do reach out

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