I don’t know about you but I am constantly learning new things about myself.
Last week I was doing a guided meditation designed to help with stress and obstacles. The meditation was to picture yourself walking along a path when suddenly you come upon a wall. The wall can be made of any type of material you wish and the goal of the meditation is to take down the wall and dispose of the debris.
I’m a visual thinker and as I’m picturing this in my mind, I realize my path is walking through the woods.
I was reminded of that guided meditation after we set out for our walk the other day. I let the dogs choose the route and most days when they set out, Sampson already has a path in mind. Many times he’s perfectly content to walk the neighborhood but some days he sets off up the hill and there is such determination in his step, I know he’s heading for the woods.
And as I watched Sampson sniffing and running with unfettered joy through his beloved woods I realized something.
For Sampson, it’s the woods, it’s always the woods, just like me. I’m not sure if it’s because he loves the woods as much as I do, (although when he was a young pup (before Delilah) we hiked a different trail almost every weekend) or it’s because he does get to spend some time off leash, but just watching him explore the woods makes my heart happy.
I mean, how can you look at something THIS beautiful and not love it?
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