The other morning on the walk to work, I realized that it really helps me when I look up when I walk. It helps me get out of the thoughts I’m stuck in, and helps me see the bigger perspective within and around me. I remembered that this morning and the walk turned into a very profound experience! I wrote some words that came to me while I was walking and finished it at my desk:)
When I am stuck in the mind while I am walking to work, I look up.
When I look up, the world shows me how much bigger I am than thoughts.
When I look up, the thoughts diminish, and the true beauty and power of the Earth astounds me, stops the thoughts in their tracks, and I breathe.
When I look up, the trees and their tops guide me and lead me with their strength, stability, silence and stillness.
When I look up, I remember who I really am.
When I look up, there is movement in the clouds and light pouring down, and I remember that I am more than I ever could understand or know.
When I look up, I remember that the Earth is my Mother, the Sun is my Father, the Wind is my Brother, and the Water is my Sister.
When I look up, I remember that no matter how disconnected people are from the truth of their being, the planet remembers, and she remembers for us and does what she can to remind us with her beauty, grace and resilience, in the way that children do. I am reminded that no matter how much we seek to destroy ourselves, others and our planet, Mother Earth is with us, leading the way, showing us the truth, that we and she are indestructible, that on the inside, we are glowing with light, love and power, just as she is in her core, and that we can learn to tap into our core, our light too.
When I feel myself slipping, I look up, breathe and remember and am grateful for our planet and the beautiful way she reminds me so gently, so peacefully, so gracefully, that I am majestic, just as she is.