Ahh...the importance of ritual.🌿 .
Last spring I'd come out to this creek and walk only 100 yards each day with a newborn wrapped to my body. This simple, simple walk provided so much calm and peace to my day, I tried to do it daily. 🌿 .
It’s been so cold this winter we haven’t been outside too much, but today it's 76° and just coming outside here again floods back my memories of where I was a year ago. It looks just like how it used to look: the leaves are gone, the grass is irish green, and the creek is gushing. But now I have a child.🌿 .
Having a ritual - something you return to again and again - your mind remembers subconsciously all the other times you've been there or done that. And in some Interstellar-way you’re tied to those past moments. For me, those moments were total calm in the midst of upheaval (a move, a baby, more). 🌿 .
And so with one walk to the creek, my mind and my soul find release.🌿
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