I am a huge lover of taking walks in nature. Lucky then that I live in the midst of so many beautiful things; lakes, trees, flowers, birds, wild life.... you name it.
To add to that our household includes our beautiful dog - a Toller, a cat and my daugther's two horses.
All of this made me think this morning that I get so strong reminders of centering myself on a regular basis. IF and when I pay attention.
Our animals remind me of the benefit and imporance of being present.
Nature in general reminds me of the huge benefits of knowing and honouring my rythm.
There is such a beautiful sense of balance in nature. Balance is something that is always being strived for. Cosmos, our whole planet, nature AND human bodies all search for balance. Always.
In the quantum field - where everything and everyone is interconnected - there exists a "law of opposites" which is what maintains the zero point field. Where all living things thrive and are healthy. And happy.
Nature seems to have this beautiful rythm that makes everything flow. It blooms when the temperature and light is right. It closes down a bit when the temperature drops and the sky is grey. It sort of rests when it rains and then opens up again when the sun comes back.
Trees and flowers cooperate with the wind by bending to it. And straighten up again when it dies down.
And the birds; do they ever have a "bad hair day"? Deciding that "today is a grey and rainy day, so I won't bother singing today". We can however notice that the intensity of the birds' singing decreases with weather conditions. Even so, they always trust the cycles - the rythm - of nature and show up anyway.
I rarely come back after at walk without having taken some pictures, so here are a few put together for you to enjoy:
Now, to the question in the title: What is your rythm?
Today's walk made me think that we would most certainly benefit from tapping into what our individual rythms are. And play with that.
Instead of pushing, hustling, handling all the shoulds and ought-tos, what if we allowed ourselves to follow our rythm? Go a little bit more with the flow. More like nature that so clearly and with ease cooperates with the rest of nature and the elements?
I know very well that we cannot do this 100% of the time. But instead of right off the bat proclaim "that's not possible", what if it is?
How would that make you feel? How would that make your life better? Can you sense the space it would create? Can you sense how much deeper you would be able to breathe.
Also, rest is a gateway to creativity. So why not give it a go?