Winot Cafe, Niwot.
Just completed my first good walk in a month. The flood really swept me off my feet and it's taken all this time to get back on my feet and walking again.
I am on my way back up to my mother's house to finish the packing and moving. One of my favorite places to walk, Coot Lake, is on the way to her house. I just spent the last hour walking a big loop under the big, open sky that had a light covering of clouds to soften the heat from the sun. Perfect morning. The dogs - both Rupert, my 20-month old Black Lab, and his cousin, Bug, a Golden Doodle, loved it! They ran each other as I walked with my KeenFit poles. We were all happy!
I share this because I recognized yesterday that when I don't want, I become disconnected from myself, my Self, my purpose and my core,as well as the Earth.
Wow. That's interesting. I just typed "want", not "walk". I meant to type walk.
So, to explore this unexpected thread, when I don't "want", I lose connection to myself. That my desires and wants are actually connected to my core and essence, and when I forget them, I forget myself.
I have the hardest time with wanting and desiring. Somehow, I have made it wrong, bad, selfish, self-centered and unnecessary. A distraction. A trinket or a bauble. Superficial.
And yet, what if something else is actually true? What if our desires are actually the yellow arrows, like the ones on the Camino, that guide us all the way to Santiago? What if these desires guide us home to ourselves, and align us with our purpose, gifts and mission?
And, what if, walking is the key, the task, that connects me with my desires, and my true self?
What if walking is also your key? The simple act of walking connects you and opens you up to your true essence, and from this place, all is possible?
Just a few gifts from the path from today's walk at Coot Lake!