Friday, April 25, 2014

Whatever Works

I began my day just before 8am with a tense incoming phone call....
Once responded to and behind me I knew the best possible thing I could do was
head to the woods
Because honestly, I swear I can feel the damp soft timeless soil 
beneath my feet and the trees (tho still leafless) who tower above me 
drain the stress, anxiety and sadness away. 

Every time my foot connects with the earth, I can almost feel it draw
the worries and pressures away from me ~ 
were they go or how they dissipate from the soil to the universe I have no clue.

But however those trees, hills and earth manage it for me
it always, always works.

Magic indeed

Early this morning it was cool, windy and sunny. Clear and crisp.
The red wing blackbirds were full of themselves (as always, lol)
I spotted a tiny handful of early blooming bushes and mosses declaring themselves alive.
But for the most part it was the vistas and views seen only 'pre-leafing' that kept me company.

 The daffodils were waiting to say hello amid the leafless thatch that,
in summer will be a grand wild berry patch.....

No sounds aside from the birds, the breeze in the hundreds of trees and my thoughts.
When stress comes calling some meditate, some hit the snooze button, some rush to immerse themselves in work or family or any one of hundreds of things that people find best relieves stress
for themselves.

Me? I  'walk the woods' lol

Hope your day is a good one......


Michelle said...

Walking has helped me work out problems....many a time!

gracie said...

Wonderful post....I hear the rustle of the tress and the call of the birds.....

Florida Farm Girl said...

I think the secret to being out among nature when we're stressed is that we are reminded of our place in the world. Be it the seashore, on a mountain top or just among the trees. We are reminded that our world will continue, and we're just a small part of the whole thing. Hope your soul is soothed.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

It's even better to go bare foot on the grass and earth. There's a lot to be said for "grounding" oneself, aligning oneself with the magnetic earth and draining away tension and stress. There are reasons God sent us here naked.