When registering my classes for this Fall term I gave myself 30 minutes in between my meditation class and work. I figured since meditation may cause me to want to relax for a few moments, I should take some time for myself instead of immediately jumping into the chaos of the day. Today is lovely outside so I decided to hit the forest and wrote a little something while I was out there.
And so I sit here.
The sun beaming down on me.
It warms every inch of my body.
Its warm embrace even threatens to warm my soul.
The ground is hard beneath me;
Yet somehow soft and inviting.
Unfamiliar sounds are somewhat threatening,
But hold promise of a welcomed thrill.
Even as the bugs crawl and buzz around me,
This is what I want.
This how we’re meant to live.
Our whole existence keeps pushing farther and farther away from this beautiful, threatening, peaceful way of life.
How can I live the way I’m expected?
Can I find balance between what I want and what just simply is?
But for now I’ll soak in all of what this forest is willing to share with me.