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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Giving time to our heart's desires

People in the world of Ordinary are at ease more often than not. They work together to dispatch the mundane chores that keep village life flowing smoothly, leaving them plenty of time to pursue their heart's desires.

This morning, traversing the gently winding pathways of a nearby park, feeling real earth under my feet instead of concrete, I was surprised at sudden tears in my eyes, a certain clenching of the heart. Eschewing the time it takes to walk to the park, for months I've stayed to the sidewalks of my neighborhood, never touching feet to earth.

How often do I give myself time to walk a little closer to Nature? Less and less. I've been so busy the past eight months with chores and More Important Priorities, that I've neglected my need to touch the Earth, one of my heart's deepest desires.

That changed, beginning today.

What heart's desire would you like to pursue today, and if you took some time for it, what might happen?

We make peace in a million small ways every day.
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Wanda said...

I don't even know if I can go there. My heart's desires seem dim and far at the moment. However, I love it that you found the earth beneath your feet and the grass between your toes. No concrete and clay...reminds me of a song.

Deb Shucka said...

Hey Kathryn! I haven't been by to see you in a while and am so glad to see new stuff here. I've loved finding your comments on my blog from time to time and so appreciate that you're still in my world.

I can really relate to this piece. I've been making myself go for walks with Toby even though I'm exhausted and things don't get done that really need to get done because I'm walking. However, I feel so much better after.

I'm sort of with Wanda right now. These months have been hard and dark, and light seems very far away.

Kathryn Grace said...

Wanda, how can I help? I can make no promises, other than that I will do what I can, if I know of a way to be useful.

Deb, I know winter is especially hard on you, even in a good year. I pray for healing, if you so desire, and for sunshine in your soul, no matter the skies.

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