I took a walk at lunchtime yesterday with a completely open mind. I set my goal to a specific point then returned back to my place of employment to where I knew I would not be late. In doing so I removed the pressure of time and allowed my mind to completely open up to the things around me. I turned off my patterns of typical thought and just allowed my mind to be free.
Along the way I took notice of many things I have never noticed before although I have walked this same path many times. I didn’t think too much on any of what I observed, I simply observed. Walking past the parking lot of a market place I heard the voices of those talking about this and talking about that but cannot remember the words they spoke. Those words flowed through me but never landing within me because I gave no meaning to what I heard. I was simply being on this path I walked and although connected to ground I walked on my senses were busy with the small flowers growing through the ground, the pattern of the clouds in the sky and the artful growth of natures bounty in the form of tree’s, bushes and even the grass below. I noticed the beauty in the patterns of a butterfly sitting upon a branch of a tree and breathed in the beauty if felt for this simple display of the natural world that surrounds us.
Is I returned from this little walk I felt the urge to wake up out of this so called dream of true reality and return to tasks at hand in the field of a workday. I felt refreshed and new inside like a child returning home after a day of playing in the sands of time.