Cosmically who are we to know what’s really go on. I mean just imagine if we truly could explore every part of this world with our minds. I have spent many days just surrounded by nature and today was one of those days I wanted to just go and get lost in it and I did. I am a wanderer and a ponderer so.. you know.. sometimes you just have to stop, breathe, retreat and see what’s thrown your way – and I did.
I decided to find a tree in a place I’d never been just to explore something- take some time to meditate, ground and be truly alone- and it was refreshing. I sat there against a tree surrounded by other trees about 4 metres from a creek bed. I was surprised and overjoyed to see this creek there as I love to be near water and living in the suburbs the nearest beach is at least an hour trip one way… so here I was.
I was not alone. There were folks doing what looked like exercise about 50 metres from me and across from the creek was a playground and BBQ and some more people- but I was further enough away and content just to listen to the birds, the wind and the surroundings in peace.
I meditated and then decided to just sit and observe the trees and the surroundings.
These trees were all different – they had different root structures, different leaves, different colours, different ability to hold shade and light and even to withstand a storm. The shades of colour on the bark of each tree was different- different shades of brown, the leaves were different- pine needles, broad leaves, narrow leaves.
These trees were also all the same. They all needed sunshine, nutrients, soil and water to thrive. They were all in the same park and because of this they were all connected.
As a human race, there are differences between all of us- we have different roots, different stories, different faces, different abilities, different facades.
And us as humans- we are also the same. Every one of us needs to feel loved and included to thrive. Every one of us lives in the same world, looks at the same sky, breathes the same air and is connected, intangibly, but we are.
Shortly after my pondering I looked over to see three adults walking toward the creek. The older woman took off her shoes and dipped her feet in the shallow creek. The man sat down on the grass about 3 metres away from her and another lady sat beside the woman with her feet in the creek. And they sang. I was stunned but it was beautiful and so I sat there a while longer and left totally at peace, refreshed and grounded.