"We carry with us the wonders, we seek without us.” ~ Sir Thomas Browne
To step away, to see with different eyes.
Perhaps that’s it. To see “you” in a whole new light. To connect to something deeper, something more meaningful.
What is it that really draws us to visit new places, or to return to that place…that place of special meaning? There is a world out there to see, to experience, to know. And yet, within all that…
…there is another journey…
The journey into that deep and magnificent chasm of “you”.
A world to explore. A world right within your own being.
On Fields Pond.
"A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature." ~ Henry David Thoreau
I live today, not to seek wealth by common means. I live today, in the wealth of experiences, of moments, of love, of being.
Wednesday, July 21. Stillness. A settled fog upon the pond. Morning sun, rising in the east. A loon calls from deep within the fog. An eagle soars overhead.
And this is right and good. The pond and I.
It calls my name. With kayak, I travel into the pond, into that fog.
I let that all envelop me. The beauty of this day, this place, these creatures, nature, our world.
That call of the loon. How is it possible?
The flight of that eagle. What gives her wings?
The fish that swim. The fog that lifts. The plants that grow. The frogs that croak. The water that moves. The moon that sets. The sun that rises.
All of this, a cohesive one. A one with each other…together….
All of this, entering my soul as I sit there, stilled, within that fog-covered pond.
We are one…connected at our soul.
And still, we are each so unique and truly amazing. Like that loon, or the lifting fog.
Do I see this every day?
No, not the lifting fog.
Do I really see the unique and incredible being I am…not just on July 21…every day.
Do you see that in you? How amazingly incredible you are! YOU! Flowing from your being, this special thing that makes you shine… (because you really do!)
Oh…maybe you don’t always see that. It’s so easy to let the distractions of life overshadow the amazing within you. It’s there, though. In each of us. In every creature, great and small.
Today, choose to believe…believe in you…
Shine brightly…and live…
And as I reflect back, I'm drawn to that loon…on a still and peaceful daybreak…
…on Fields Pond…