My kids are allowed only two things tech related on the way to school in the mornings: a mandatory 12 minute meditation through an app must be done first and then they are permitted for the rest of the 45 minute bus ride to listen to music and/or feast their eyes on the @nakedplanet account on Instagram. Truly, the closest thing to meditating with your eyes open.
Visually stunning, the account is a curated collection of photos from travelers from all over the world. My family is addicted to the breathtaking, often tug at your heart, strikingly exquisite images. It’s nearly impossible to choose a favorite. But we certainly love to try. As often as our children’s heads are bowed almost prayer-like over their devices I love that this account doesn’t evoke eye rolls from them, but rather allows them to take a beauty break, opening their eyes to the rest of the world and sparking conversation amongst us. Our bucket list continues to grow, we continue to daydream, and the world becomes theirs to admire and to protect.
All photos are from the @nakedplanet Instagram account.