21.3.13

DAY 365+57

when I opt for equilibrium

I usually drag out my walks with no apparent reason. In fact, once I am outside I am reluctant to come back home, I forget my previous laziness and I want to go on and on and on 

To be honest, I often think twice when I have to leave my house. I have to remind myself that even when I am cerebral, reflective and fond of my intellectual life, I also need to roam, be erratic and follow my ramblings. I am a very task oriented person, but I also have a strong creative side, deep spiritual beliefs and a bohemian yearning which is almost secret (and hidden), so I feel that is good to permit myself to be a bit unfocused and wander instead of going always after predetermined goals

This is a way to combine all my facets, and prevent me from restraining some of them that have not been in the forefront only because they have not been encouraged or approved by myself or others. Indeed, I try to link them all through the contemplative observance of my life and the active acceptance of who I am

I have learned that I can be idealist and pragmatic, intense and mundane, introspective and passionate and also that it´s good to be open to a less dualist viewpoint. Often, polarized opinions lead us to not consider a legitimate side of ourselves that is valuable and enriching, and also necessary, because it gives us balance, a point of difference and a sense of completeness

When I make the effort to do that, I always receive great rewards. Some of them are intangible, as a great sense of fulfillment because I am developing my whole potential (no matter how divergent my attributes seem to be), and some of them are very tangible

They are little miracles that occur along the way when I decide to validate myself and don´t penalize some parts of me

Little miracles that talk about the great importance of staying open minded, to accept heterogeneity and diversity 

Little miracles that urge me to appreciate this polychromic world and let go for a moment monochrome mindset

Little miracles that illustrate the charm of change as well as the appeal of stability; the mystery of what I already know and the challenging trait of the unexpected 

Little miracles that remind me the possibility of embracing the delicacy of the ordinary and an integrative vision

Little miracles that makes me become aware of the uselessness of ego´s judgmentsLittle miracles that drive me to merge with what is 

Little miracles like a walk where I find cycles, seasons and stages coexisting peacefully and creating beauty



Walk and Click Wednesday 

11 comments:

bettyl said...

Lovely shots. They seem to show how the plants are hanging on until spring!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Your walking and wandering are probably a needed break from your intellectual life.

Lissa Forbes said...

Zena, I believe I get the same/similar nourishment from nature that you do ... there are times I have to drag myself out, but once I'm there I truly understand the value and how I am revived! Thanks for visiting Walk and Click Wednesday!!

http://vivhalliwell.com said...

Beautiful Zena, and I am the same, once I am out of my home I so enjoy walking and taking photos and just loving being outside... Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment...

Cathy H. said...

Walking with you this morning has made me let out a big sigh and relax! Beautiful images! I love the tiny details that you've captured!

Becs said...

Beautiful shots. I'm the same - I resist going out and then am so grateful that I have decided to - to reflect and recharge - that I'm always reluctant to go home again! Love the last image here especially.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! You have many little miracles.
I think youonly can find little miracles,because you are very sensitive and delicate.
Thank you for sharing.

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Introverted Art said...

finding that balance is always so difficult. But it is something to strive for...

Barbara Schwartz said...

Such a lovely reminder of finding what we seek. If we aren't looking, we don't see. If we don't see, so much passes unnoticed and we aren't enriched with what is before our eyes. Thank you.

Aga Gasiniak said...

Your photographs are like little, beautiful miracles.

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