Pssst! Don't tell anyone but I'm not enjoying The Path today. Walking my walk isn't always the easiest, most pleasurable experience. I haven't forced myself outside or anything. To the contrary, I've been quite kind and gentle with myself. It's just that from experience, I know that however I feel in the moment ultimately, walking the walk helps. The quietness of nature helps clear and calm my mind. It helps me feel. Only right now, I feel sad for some reason. A feeling that everything has changed. It's true, so much has fallen away lately and, whilst in many ways that is fabulous, it's also unfamiliar and a little disorienting.
…and then I see this label on the ground, Tickled Pink, and my mood lightens immediately. It seems a simple shift of focus can change everything. Maybe I am not sad after all? Perhaps this feeling of emptiness is what it feels like to be un-troubled, stress-free. It seems I am right about one thing…these walks really do help ;-)
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