I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out, for sale
and I say, viagra 60mg oh, I am miserable,
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do.
~ Mary Oliver
I walk in the woods weekly, and Iâ€™m still in awe of what I find.
The trees, the birds, the fallen pinecones and fresh air amaze me as much today as they did a month ago.
When I walk my brain opens up like the sky above me, and everything seems possible.
Things feel limitless in the forest without any real explanation as to why. All I know is that Iâ€™m happy to be alive in those moments each week – something I cherish deeply.
When I walk in the woods I feel a little bit scared, but itâ€™s invigorating. Iâ€™m learning to respect nature in a new way. Not because I should or even want to.
I respect natureâ€™s boundaries, her generosity, and her knowledge.
When Iâ€™m walking in the forest I need to pay attention. Iâ€™m on alert, watching my step and listening at the same time.
I hear my own breath, the birds, the rustling in the dense and tangled landscape.
At first glance the branch on the trail looks like a snake makes my heart skip a beat, and stops me in my tracks.
Iâ€™m a guest (mostly uninvited) so Iâ€™m gracious and aware of how my presence effects everything.
The birds that take flight when I approach, and the deer that freeze and stare blankly ahead uncertain about my intentions remind me to proceed with caution.
All of this brings to mind the idea of a natural relationship. One that unfolds organically and over time. A relationship that is built on mutual trust, patience, respect and dependency.
Iâ€™m convinced that a human-nature relationship is the foundation for healthy human-human relationship.
If we could only approach both the natural environment and each other with the tenderness and understanding thatâ€™s needed for all of us to coexist peacefully and harmoniously.
It all begins with a walk in the woods.
Dr. Andra Brosh September 7th, 2016