I woke up with the sun filtering through the canopy of trees dripping with morning dew. That morning was peaceful, beautiful and quiet with exception of the fellow forest animal and insect dwellers scurrying around. Just how I like to wake up, with trees all around and the promise of something amazing happening that day.
Several years ago I took my first solo trip out west. I had just read a book that inspired me to take off to seek and explore areas of this amazing country that I never had been. Well I am about to do that again. This time it isn’t a book that is getting me out there. It is the story of me. What I believe, think, FEEL, LOVE, admire. My desire to drive countless hours and nestle in to the backdrop of this land that I love. I am going to different places I have never been. I am going to wake up to new vistas, hear new sounds and meet new people. I am going to snap pictures of beautiful places and faces. I am going to write. I am going to listen to the stories of the locals. I am going to laugh with people I meet.
Most importantly I am going to meditate. I am going to reflect upon my life and where it is going. What I need, want, cannot live without, what I can live without. What makes me happy. What makes me peaceful inside. I am going to take my trusty dirt stained yoga mat and roll it out on ridges, rocks, hills and mountains. I am going to take in the morning air and send copious amounts of gratitude out into the universe.
I love the open road…to be continued..
“Give what you have. To someone, it may better than you dare to think.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow