Sit in reverie,
and watch the changing colour of the waves
that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I have found that it is in those moments of reverie, while running along a trail or paddling on the local waters or while sharing a simple lunch by the seashore, that the mind is most liberated from anxiousness and worry. It is in these times of respite that we are strengthened, renewed, and equipped to live most fully.
How therapeutic it is to seek out those gentle times, in a special place, where we feel embraced by nature. If our imaginations are open and our minds are curious, we may even discover "colours" never before seen...and experience profound refreshment of spirit.
Wishing you the bluest sky,
Image: A simple, cooked lunch, overlooking Swanson Channel, in Ruckle Provincial Park on Saltspring Island - a perfect follow-up to a "FiveFinger" trail run through the forest and along the rocky shores.