The stillness of being in The Highlands

“Once you know yourself in your living stillness there is nothing in this world that is greater than you” - Serge Benhayon Esoteric Teachings and Revelations

As we constantly switch from one device to another, chat via social media, try to keep on top of our inboxes, log in to the latest apps and carry out the hundreds of herculean tasks associated with everyday life, it’s easy to neglect the most natural state of being – stillness.

Unaffected by technology and unruffled by FOMO, the stillness of being brings about inner and outer calm – but it’s about more than sitting still in silence. It requires the channelling of mental and physical energy, ideally surrounded by nature, to soothe the nervous system, strengthen core confidence and rejuvenate.

Its Mental Health Awareness Week and we wanted to do our bit by encouraging our guests and staff to consider Mindfulness. By paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. So, if you’re finding your brain is so scrambled that it takes two days to reply to a simple text, perhaps a wellness break wrapped in the epic scenery of the Scottish Highlands is what’s needed to quieten the mind and reconnect with your inner calm.

Take guidance from Torridon Outdoors, and reset in the great outdoors.

On land – clear the head with a walk near Shieldaig, one of the most picturesque villages in the Highlands, and where the shoreline is visited by sea eagles and herons. Follow a more rugged and remote 14km route from The Ling Hut, situated near the mighty Liathach, to The Torridon Resort for big skies, mountain ridges and the sounds of nature.

On the water – go sea kayaking along the Torridon coastline, part of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail. Spy porpoises, dolphins and otters in the pristine waters, and spot oyster catchers and guillemots in the skies above.

In the water –appreciate how levelling, refreshing and satisfying swimming in the wild is, compared to doing lengths in an indoor pool. Dive in to the fresh water lochs on the Ben Damph Resort or try out Loch Shieldaig, where participants in The Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon swim 3.4km, or swim in the river and pools in Torridon.

On two wheels – go on a cycle ride through forests and along coastal paths to the Balgy Falls or Loch Damph. For more intense exercise, explore routes around Poolewe or Lochcarron or enhance the adrenaline-charged experience on lesser-known routes with qualified guides.

High in the sky – remember forever the first few minutes of sitting in silence at the summit of a munro, soaking up 360 degrees views of the rugged landscape. There are 16 munros near The Torridon, with expert guides to lead the way.

Book your stay and enjoy the stillness of The Torridon today.


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