Monday, March 8, 2010

A walk in the woods

I love to take walks. It gives me time with Heidi, time with our two dogs & time to reflect on "things". We've been lucky because starting on Thursday the weather in Central Indiana has been nice enough to take a walk everyday. We live approximately 5 miles from a state park so it's always easy for us to just take off & go for a walk. The dogs really love to go. They feel the park is their park & they love to explore it.

I've talked often here about our connection with nature & for me personally that connection, many times, keeps me going. The past couple of weeks have been amazingly busy. Things keep happening all around me. I've been volunteering a lot with different organizations & people. Mostly I've written for them but in addition I've also helped with accounting/tax issues. I continue to help my friend with his business. It's been a few weeks now & things are getting to a good place for him. I'm always happy to help anyone I can with any of the talents I have. I've rarely turned down helping others in my life because I strongly believe in giving back.

So why am I writing & telling you about this? I think especially when things get busy in our lives we need to take time to reflect. Time always seems to get away from us & the busier we get the harder it is to take time for ourselves & to reflect on our life. I've discovered in the last few years that the time I take to reflect on the situations in my life & the time I take to reflect on where I'm at within myself is time well invested.

I understand that when you feel you have so many balls up in the air it can be difficult to find the time to reflect. But I challenge you to do just that, even if it's only a few minutes to just "be" & reconnect with your true self. You will find clarity in the time you take to reflect & your life going forward will seem easier & lighter.

So take a walk in the woods or just sit quietly even if it's just for a few minutes. Understand that in order to be a shinning light in your life you need to take time for yourself.

Till tomorrow,


Quote of the day:"The time you take to reflect on yourself & the "things" happening in your life will pay bigger dividends then you can imagine. Take time today!"

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Tony Anders said...

Truly there is nothing more energizing than surrounding yourself with nature's glory! Nice post and thoughts as always!

Anonymous said...

I agree Bill, and my husband and I try to get away at least a bit on the weekends, even if it is just a quiet drive. I am so happy the sun is returning and the trees and flowers blooming. I have a lovely garden common grounds in our condo development that is just off my patio, it is my little slice of heaven where I sit and contemplate in the morning with my coffee. But the walks deep into the canyons or out into the quiet desert, or up the mountain trail are the best sources of inspiration for me.


Mariam Kobras said...

Tranquility and serenity. You said it all.

Daniel said...

Going to church and nature is all I need to relax.Luckily, I live in suburban area so I am going almost every weekend on small hill with my dog.It's good for him and for me.No humans and no any signs of globalization.Just nature.

Very tranquiling post, Bill.I enjoyed reading it.

Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. I appreciate being able to get outside anytime but especially after the winter we had....we just got back from another walk right now.

I appreciate all of your support in continuing to come & read my blogs.



Anonymous said...

Oh, you are so correct! There is absolutely nothing better than a walk in God's world to clear a person's head. Very therapeutic!

Now, hurry up Spring! :)