I wasn’t listening when I was walking…just walking. I was out doing what I enjoyed and nothing else mattered for the time. Just putting one foot in front of the other and noticing what I was doing. The funny thing is that with that simple and easy notice what also happens along the path is observation and according to Bell’s theorem, we can make change happen just by being a part of the observation.This became true today as the footsteps became noticed and in the notice they changed and found a more sure and softer footing. The ground suddenly more moist and the ever present needles in the grass more pointy, particularly to a bare foot. I discovered something else in the walk… I listened. What became auditory and acute was the slight breeze and all that was moved by it. Nature was awake and the buzzing of life in the small minute motions was occurring right under the very footsteps I was making and all around it.
And when the world wakes up under your feet and around your being, it is hard to stay asleep with all the wonder that is happening in our presence. How can it not wake us up and give us an opportunity to greet ourselves, remark on the marvel that we are and really begin to know more about our journey.
And then there is this…
“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.”
Sarah Dessen reminds us of the simple beauty that is our ears in her book… Just Listen.
May we be all ears and cheers on the paths we pave this day!