Thursday, October 09, 2008

"Wild Place Refuge....."




Oh, what a fall it has been... of diversions and distractions... and the winds of change are blowing so hard right now...
There will always be times of personal angst, political challenge, worldly unrest, unknown markets, and even those just of constant unexpected stress...
Yet a promise of the wild places is that the natural wonders out there are just as enduring, the elements we need to blend with will always remain, the refuge we may need to seek forever present and giving to us... Wild places offer us moments of retreat, time for us to rest and shelter when our way of being in the world needs some small protections...
So my friends, might we all take a few moments... to watch the flight of a beautiful bird, walk among old forest or young new trees, time to sit and listen by the river, some brief contemplation while looking up at the mountains or out upon the ocean before us, a simple bike out into the desert, even a short paddle among quiet islands...
The opportunity for refuge among the wild places will always outnumber any of those competing influences that may seem to close in upon us at times...
While a time out of sorts or escaping from the 'important' things it may seem, this is more truly about our regrouping, centering ourselves once again, allowing it all to settle as nature does after a storm, and in letting the high winds and rough waters of troubled perceptions calm themselves - all so we can then return from our wild place refuge more focused, now seeing more clearly, and thus so much better able to then choose our responses to the demands made upon us back here...
Seek out your wild place refuge.....
DSD


1 comment:

Island Rambles Blog said...

Thanks for this thoughtful message... when the world is in turmoil it is good to read your grounded words and to think of forested mountains and smooth stones glistening in the rivers...it helps us to define our reaction and actions to the world in turmoil.