Sunday, February 10, 2013

"No Watch... No Worries..."


What an interesting construct we have invented in the concept of time, especially when it reflects moments from far out there...
For those who journey the wild places, we mark such passings in so many intriguing ways. Time to get there, when to return, available time to wander, time up, down, across, then over. Time to rest and get up. Time as safety, a personal best time, the pace of it all, even being present among the moments...
We watch the sun, the shadows, the traverse of the moon phases, the seasons, winds, freezings & meltings, our energy, then our aging too...
Sometimes things seem to speed up, other times many things slow down nicely as well, or do they, or do we...
On occasion, halfway through an adventure experience, when the battery of my watch is done with all its work, I have often been concerned. Then many times I simply let go of that sense of having to be on time.
Rather, as on a past Outward Bound course, when we turned all of our watches in, it becomes more about intentionally losing oneself within each and every moment, and becoming a part of the natural passage of things.
Then the moments are marked in very different ways. Like when our Outward Bound Leader said, "No watch, no worries". Now we get closer to the elements, and maybe even with the rest of our wild family out there, and we develop a more evolved natural sense of this thing we refer to as time.
Then, my Dear Friends, then, we have the time of our lives..... DSD

2 comments:

Barry said...

Without doubt, there is a rhythym to the process. The hours become free form and the plan changes with opportunity and the unexpected. In the depth of a cave there may be a single lifetime opportunity to experience the absolute lack of sight and external sound. The pulse is audible and the mind creates what it believes it should see. It is a complete escape and very unique relaxation. Not for everyone but I like it.

SummitStones said...

Wonderful thoughts Barry! I've been enjoying your wintry posts recently too!