The Hidden Green (C) 2010 by Debi Bradford
“If you look for the truth outside yourself,
It gets farther and farther away.
Today walking alone, I meet it everywhere I step.
It is the same as me, yet I am not it.
Only if you understand it in this way
Will you merge with the way things are.”
Years ago it was necessary for my sanity to take day trips out into Nature. Leaving in the morning, car packed with a cooler of water and snacks, passenger seat with camera kit, CD player loaded with my favorite tunes I would practically scamper out of the neighborhood.
I was seeking.
Seeking Nature. Seeking Self. Seeking Solace. Seeking Peace. Seeking Answers.
It was there, in all the green and water and sunshine and storms and whatever the day brought, that I felt the most Alive.
Why have I stopped doing that? Why have I gotten sedentary? Where did my curiosity go? What keeps me at home? Some answers are revealing themselves yet I’m not sure how to overcome them. It is time for Mindful Awareness activities. When you get this way what do YOU do?