Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Walking Away...

There are days when I take Creed for a walk on his usual route and upon return, I have no recollection of the actual walk.  My mind was running through crazy, mundane thoughts. Should we put an addition on the house or just look for a new home?  Should I read to Cole more and allow less Wii time?  Should I cut my hair because I currently hate it. What do I want to be when I grow up? Did I blow out the candle before I left? Why are there crazy people in the world? Are we putting enough money away for retirement? I wonder how my friend's daughter is doing. She has been in the hospital for a few weeks now. And the maddening thoughts continue until I reach my front door step and think, "Wow, where was I?"

Dr. Deepak Chopra once quoted a study in which researchers concluded that the average person thinks approximately 65,000 thoughts per day. They also went on to conclude that of these 65,000, approximately 95% are exactly the same thoughts that passed through their minds the day before. Isn't this the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? So thinking the same things over and over, does this make us all crazy?

So today I took my camera with me.  This forced me out of the repetitive mind trance to find new beauty on a path I have walked a thousand times. I stepped out of  my head and into my camera lens. I left a few of those repetitive thoughts on the roadside. I don't plan on picking them back up.

Love & Light,

Stacy







This fun tree is on our walk. I always lift the boys up to see if the fairies are in there today...


Our neighbors...



A red cardinal. Translated in Animal-Speak as they are reminders that regardless of the time of day or year, we always have opportunity to renew our own vitality and recognize the importance of our own life roles.


This pumpkin was just hanging out on the side of the road...




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