Thursday, July 21, 2022

the great outdoors

It's true there's a lot of stuff I have no control over right now. And some issues (Nu care, roof rot, etc.) are serious and I need to work on them constantly. 

But... after I meditated yesterday, I realized that I haven't been spending time outside as much as I used to after the garden was squashed. Yet I need the outdoors and summer sunshine now more than ever. It's a bit like that Zen saying about meditation itself? "You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day. Unless you’re too busy, then you should sit for an hour.” 

I should be spending MORE time outside not less. Inside is chores and worrying. Outside is sunshine and wonder. I can do better and be better when I feel better. 

Today I had a ramble in Ted Black Woods with L and T and biked with Big A after dinner.

Tomorrow I will spend time in the hammock.

Pic: Ted Black Woods

3 comments:

Nicole Boyhouse said...

I love that Zen saying and I always think about it on busy days. I agree, being outside is so healing, even if it's only for a little while. Sending love. xo

StephLove said...

It is helpful to spend time outside. Outside is kind of gross right now, with the temperatures in the high 90s and humidity being what it is on the East Coast, but I still go out for at least an hour a day, to walk, and to sit on the porch.

maya said...

I love your outdoorsy adventures and habits, Nicole and StephLove.

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