It is a grand time to take ourselves out the front door in search of some natural space. When we exit our indoor lives, we are immediately given a perspective different from that of our egocentric attentions. It is so easy, and surely necessary at times to delve into the small acts of business that organize our rooms, our desks, our work and lives. But this ritual of a New Year brings some release from the routines that we lean into and allow to define us over time.
Find your walk. Find a place that allows you to leave your human business behind you for a moment and immerse yourself in a new perspective. Invite inspirations and welcome contemplations about your place in the world. Where do you fit in this larger world? Is there a path calling you into the deep wood of your own adventures? What lessons are waiting for you in the new year? What joys and understandings.
Like each tree and cloud, we can each find our rightful place. Maybe it is finding that we belong where we are. I always loved that line "Bloom where you are planted". If we allow ourselves to wander on the road, following the light, sitting on a stump. Letting the color, air, scent of the land enter our awareness. Time dissolves and our hearts beat in tune to something beyond what we knew a moment ago.
We have another home, beyond our bedded houses. We belong to a bigger place. Take a walk today, and remember where that is..
Blessings for us all in the new year!