Thursday, November 27, 2008

Day 26: Belonging

I was inspired by Jamie's quote on the Soul Coaching site today about belonging here in cyberspace. I decided that even on those days, like today, that are busy, I want to keep my hand in here and say a little something. Even if I don't have a big or long thing to say, and don't have -any- time to look for a lovely picture for you all, although I'd love to have one (and will again). Each Soul Coaching day's focus stays in my mind throughout the day even when I haven't written. Musing today on what my soul needs to feel planted here in my home. I don't have any answers, but the question is there, prodding me to look. One thing that I wanted to mention on the topic of feeling at home in nature, is that I feel a little more so now that I am walking a dog all the time. This is a big part of why I wanted a dog, and it's working. I feel a deep longing to feel even more a part of nature. I think I may be someone who thrives when outside a lot. I want to move towards that, even though it scares me some, too (mostly of physical discomfort). Are there people who need nature more than others? Or, do we all need it like that, and our modern culture has alienated us? How big a cost is this? (I know it's huge). How I love that our longing points us home.

6 comments:

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Waving hello. Good to see you in cyberspace. :)

Genie Sea said...

There is nothing better than an eager joyous dog to help us reconnect with nature! :)

Allison said...

*waves*

Our longing DOES point us home, that is so true. But then it is up to us to take those steps to actually get there, I guess.

Danette said...

I love that, our longing points us home. Trusting that compass is a beautiful way to create the feeling of home within ourselves.

And yes Allison, then there is the choice to take those steps...

Thank you.

Sacred Suzie said...

Oh yes, some people only kind of need nature here and there and then there are people like me who crave it all the time, every second, every where. I love that walking your dog has helped you get out in nature! I'm planning on getting a puppy in the spring and look forward to time outside playing.

Serena said...

I love nature but don't get out and really 'be' in nature as often as I would like. However, when I do, it makes up for all the lost time...it rejuvenates me. I'll bet your dog loves those walks too.