Due to my unemployment, and the beautiful spring days, I’ve been spending a lot of time outside.
Spring is here, and the usually flooded rivers are receding fast revealing ground that is drying up and turning rapidly green, which always somehow blows my mind. Nature’s ability to transform from the bitter cold of winter to beautiful summer so perfectly always fills me with wonder.
I love sitting in the park with a good book, listening to the angry warnings of the Geese who seem to think I want to attack them… as though I would do such a thing, and as though they wouldn’t break my legs if I tried.
What I love most, is the perfection of it all. How everything fits together so perfectly season after season, year after year, everything in nature happens naturally and without strain or difficulty. Every living thing knows how to do it’s job and does it.
I suspect (and there are many who claim that it is fact, ) that if it weren’t for our busy minds, we humans could fit right in and allow ourselves to blossom and bear some sort of fruit without struggle, competition and fear. If only we knew how, or maybe, if only we knew that we could.
Peace, is such a difficult thing to come by, that too many of us don’t even think to look for it. I think I’ve been searching for peace since I was a kid, even though I didn’t know for most of my life what it is that I was searching for. There has always been this nagging inner something, that tells me that there is more to life than what I’m experiencing.
One Evening a couple of years ago, I got inspired and set up a blog and wrote a post. That was as far as it went, I wasn’t at all brave enough to put myself out there for people to read, but it was a start.
What had inspired me was that I had experienced “living in the moment”, and the peace that can come with it for the first time. It had finally occurred to me, that creating moments of peace, and carrying them with you was the way to go. I didn’t know this at the time, but I had inadvertently opened a door that I would never want to close again.
From there, things started to fall into my lap. Well, not great riches, true love or total lasting inner peace, but the new concepts ideas and perspectives that are required for such a search.
Slowly, but surely, my life is changing, though it can be easy to miss the small signs of change and instead stay focused on the day-to-day issues that create all of the chatter in our minds. I know that I need to remember to take time to be still, and to pay attention to all that I have to be grateful for. It’s worth the effort it takes to make the time.