"Stand still The trees ahead and the bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is called here." This is the beginning of one of my favorite poems by David Whyte.
I have left 2 feet of snow and single digit temperatures back in Maine and I'm working in Florida for the month of March. My number one priority for coming to a warmer climate was to be able to get out and walk and connect to nature everyday. Between work and visiting with family and friends this hasn't been easy to accomplish, but I have persevered and been greatly rewarded with meeting friends like these in the picture above.
Each day that I have carved out an hour in the morning to connect to nature the rest of my day has been magical. Becoming one with the trees and the wild life expands my elixir of appreciation and amazing things happen to expand time.
For example appointments get cancelled so I all of a sudden have time to go for a swim. The person I worked with to record my meditation CD (who now lives in Oregon) showed up at a friends house unexpectedly and is now going to help me with more recording and MP3's for my website. Conversely the day I allowed the "shoulds" to take over, I had a horrible day and ended up with a headache.