What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. ~ Henry David Thoreau
For many, many moons now I’ve had the great fortune of a “standing“, weekly walk in the woods with a friend. Last week, she suggested we tread a new path.
So, we did. We saw some interesting new sights…..
…and met a few new friends along the way. Standing still and strong and beautiful were two deer watching us, curiously and cautiously as we passed.
Be true to your work, your word and your friend. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Mostly we lost sight of the path and got lost in the hour’s chatter like we always do. We talk about everything and nothing, all of which encompass the important happenings of our lives. We exchange intimate details that are meant to be freely shared with someone who will keep them safely to themselves. Trust. This ritual helps me stay centered within, ever reminding me to be grateful for the peace and beauty in the people and places that surround me and the ability to see them, touch them and be with them, giving me all I need to go forth.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau
For me, this is…
…living life to the fullest, while fully awake. ~ Henry David Thoreau
What do you do to center yourself?
Photo Credits #1-4: Karen Szczuka Teich & Takingtheworldonwithasmile.com