Since a few days it seems like spring is in the air. My daily walk with Django is no longer an assignment, but pure enjoyment. Cherishing the sun on my face, the blue sky with sheep clouds, birds chirping merrily and a dog walking happily ahead of me, confidently turning around every now and then to check if I’m still following.
During that hour I can do nothing but surrender myself to the moment, I feel my blood rushing while walking uphill, I am aware of my breathing, my one walking shoe where my sock is not quite right, feeling too warm in my heavy wintercoat, smelling the farm up ahead, squinting when facing the sun, suddenly noticing the beautiful shadows cast by me and my dog on the road in front of me…
During moments like these I experience more sensory feelings than thoughts. ‘Clearing my head’ comes naturally. I had woken up exhausted and grumpy because of a too short and interrupted night and no matter how I brooded and thought about a topic for my bi-weekly blog, nothing came, the source seemed to have run dry. The walk made the creative juices flow again and without any effort I am typing the words and sentences on my laptop’s keyboard while Django is dozing contentedly at my feet.
Or how being ‘in my body’, feeling with all my senses, is making connections to other, more creative and even more productive circuits in my brain.
Bad weather or ‘no time’ are no valid excuses anymore to stay inside my head. What is your excuse and what do you do about it?