It's great that I even have the opportunity to walk The Path today - being in the midst of the school holidays. Nothing particularly pertinent is standing out for me, and that feels ok. I notice am I am simply glad to be here. Walking the walk. The small things I do notice seem to reinforce this feeling that I am ok right where I am.
The disposable coffee cup and lid with a heart-shaped leaf on it remind me that it is ok that I am allowing myself to take a break from writing during this half-term break.
As I notice the sunlight that is seemingly creeping more deeply into the darker part of the wood than ever before, I am reminded it is also ok to shine a light on the darker aspects of me. It's ALL here. The Dark and the Light.
My shadow even makes it into the picture :-))
I notice a curious feeling that I already have enough. Despite being unable to make a yoga class this morning...I am feeing pretty flexible. Not just physically, but emotionally, mentally and spiritually too. Despite school holidays quashing any ideas of personal space I am breathing and relaxing in my own body. Even though I have so much to say and so much to share I notice today I am happy to take my time, happy to be quiet. Today, despite my past history of food compulsion, I notice I don't have to eat chocolate to feel sweet inside, nor drink champagne to feel, or allow, my own bubbly-ness to come forth.
As I wander through a sun-dappled archway of vibrant yellow and green-coloured trees and bushes I have a feeling of walking down the aisle. There is a feeling of union, oneness, coming together. Yes, today, all is well.
Trained in a depth, buddhist-based psychotherapy, using everyday outer world experiences to develop inner wisdom, one day at a time.