>We hit another obstacle today. It brought up the not so old feelings of discouragement, which tends to instantaneously build a wall where my passion, positive outlook and drive hide behind. So, I went for a walk.
Walking in nature has always been my medicine and since I moved to Los Angeles, I haven’t walked. But, I’ve been wondering where the trails are. Carrying this question inside me, people have told me of places to hike, and I found the parking place and trail for the mountain near my house. I went there today instead of ruminating over the obstacle.
Here are some of the lessons I learned on my hike today:
|Walking up a steep path takes heart|
|Listen to Ipod on the way up and on the way down to drown out traffic noise.
|Take off Ipod to enjoy the Silence|
|For the trail ahead leave earlier, carry water, buy walking stick, and know even if I don’t need the walking stick it will be fun to buy a new gadget.
A higher perspective about the obstacles below eases pressures and fears.
Trashing our Planet isn’t cool.
There is sweetness in the darndest of places.
Walking down a steep path takes skill.
Maybe it is because I am in a new place. Or that I have new eyes.
Every where I go I am in awe of what I see.
Everyday some new experience.
I desire to always see life in this way.
I used to think hiking up was the greatest challenge.
Hiking down is a challenge too.
Being in the ‘space of plateau’ is also a challenge.
It is a beautiful place to catch a breath, but to stay too long undermines what we are capable of.
I will hike here often.
I will go up and down. I will take a breath.
I will be distracted. And I will listen.
I will be challenged. And I will grow.
The Soul Reporter