Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Walkabout

Sometimes you just have to wonder. Not in the magical ‘what could be’ kind of way. Nope, it’s more of a wonder as you look down the path you’ve chosen






And suddenly you realize…. ‘We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto!’



What once seemed so clear makes you wonder if you really saw what you saw in the first place. Today was one such day. My mind kept wandering around in the world of ‘stuff' - big stuff, little stuff, unidentified and mislabeled stuff. I thought, perchance, I should reel it in, but alas, my mind had a mind of its own. I was not invited; quite simply, my mind had stuff to do.






I cannot say I’ve learned to accept this walkabout my mind seems to enjoy. Nor, can I say I appreciate the fact that it runs off without me. What I do know is that when it has finished its flight of freedom,









It will playfully call to me



And I will answer, "Don't worry, I'm still here."










And together, once again, we will sit together, as we usually do, breathing, listening, and riding the tide.

5 comments:

Heather Conroy said...

I love your photos Beth-especially the little baby hanging out the window- made me smile. I do what you do quite often and it is very helpful because eventually after everything is sifted something solid comes out from the cloud of stuff.

Angelguided said...

Allowing our mind to wander is like allowing our selves freedom to BE. The mind will come back to us when it is ready, bringing new insights! Very visually said, I could see the mind on its travels.

Marla said...

Good post, Beth. This is how I felt all day today.

Sai said...

This is like a technique of meditation I once learned - allowing thoughts to come and go, not running after them, but instead giving power to the "witness" of those thoughts. Until, eventually, calm prevails and the thoughts return to silence. Thanks for sharing this meditative experience in your writing. Beautifully written, Beth.

Nishant said...

love your photos Beth-especially the little baby hanging out the window- made me smile.
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