I have been making many changes lately. Some are physical, but most of them are internal....they are all between me & my brain.
This morning, I had the most amazing experience. I live close to a large park, and have been walking this park for about 14 years. This morning I woke up early, so I decided to walk my dog in the rising sun :). It's quite beautiful early in the morning, and cool enough for both of us.
I have been grappling with health issues for the last few years. Recently, I visited a new doctor, and he suggested I analyze my "stress". Interesting. My mom has been telling me for years I need "relax" more, but I guess in my mind I am thinking: "Stress? Me?".
I also started wearing my iPod on my walks, either listening to music (drums, Native Indian flutes, folk, classic....I try not to listen to music that distracts me, like the kind I listen to when I clean :)...), affirmations by Louise Hay, lessons from Abraham, or meditations from the fabulous Leonie of the GoddessGuideBook (come with the e-courses). My walks become much longer, because I become engrossed in the sound and senses of the morning.
On the way back, I walked under a tree that I have walked by thousand times or more, and saw this:
Really, I have never seen these blooms. They are just beautiful. Assuming that the tree, and the 2 next to it, are not blooming for the very first time in their long life, it made me wonder how I could have missed them all these years?
Becoming more aware, more grateful for what I have right now, and realizing that looking at things in a different way can be the solution is just invigorating.
Take a moment today, do something you always do, but first make the conscious decision to open your eyes & senses.
|The perfect follow-up to a long walk :).|