Come Walk With Me
An early morning walk is a loving commitment to myself, a daily practice primarily for exercise and my Qigong routine of breath and stretch work. When I am in my island home I go down to the ocean to a magical place where inspiration and peaceful contemplation wait for me. I invite you to join me, share my thoughts, and add yours in the comments.
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty, all the days of your life.
When one embarks on a process to declutter, it is with the knowledge that as the old and no longer relevant is discarded, space opens up to permit the entry of the new, and to creative discovery.
I am struck by the beauty of this photo, not only because of the remarkable capture of the sunrise with its incredible colours but also with the message it sends.
This morning as I walked, I thought about how the fresh air and the serenity of the beach promote a feeling of being healthy. This prompted me to ask, What do I mean when I use the word healthy? How do I define Health? And What is the collective understanding of what health is in society?
This blog is written in appreciation of the value of wisdom, and the recognition of the wise “teachers” who gift it to us.
Can we learn to look up, way, way up at times of conflict, especially when involved in competitive positioning that causes us to miss beautiful moments of understanding?
What is the message for me if I observe the ocean’s stillness, the chaos of the following week, and then the safe behaviour of the heron?
There is value in both states of being, solitude and socialization. As we pursue our search for meaning in our lives we need a healthy balance of time alone and time together.
I am always grateful for the learning on my beach walks in the early morning. The learning today is to be is to be gentle to myself, to be those slow waves coming in and gently touching and smoothing the sand.
What is a person’s purpose? How do we define that? Is it defined by our own perspective? Or by others?