Day 319 - Why It's Important To Get Away from Everyday Pressure.
Hey! Today is the day I get away from myself. Lately, I find myself in my head. It feels like all I do is think, and then think more about thinking. It can sometimes feel like a pressure cooker, infusing thought into the old gray matter, at such an intensity, my brain could explode. When I reach that moment, I pack up and head into nature.
Sadly, it's been a very long while since I have stepped away from thinking. It's important to know that we don't have to go far to reset and gain a wide perspective. We do need to step outside and take in the vastness and wonder nature provides for us. Who else has noticed that being outside can make us realize we are such a tiny part of the puzzle? The ocean is a great example of this. It especially can make us feel small, quiet and insignificant. I once read a quote that said: "tell yourself nothing really matters." However, I don't believe it that quote for a hot damn second. As soon as I set foot in front of the ocean, a big redwood, or a drifting landscape, it becomes apparent, everything matters, especially turning off our brains, listening to the deep voice inside ourselves that tells us to be kind.
Today, provide yourself a nature break. Step outside and take a long walk, go for a hike, climb a rock, look at the falling leaves, sit by a river and take a big deep breath. Take it all in. Try not to think and create the space that is needed to keep going.
Until tomorrow budding John Muir.