Wednesday, October 1, 2008

On & on...



The Road Goes Ever On
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
-- J R R Tolkien
Wander lust is in my heart, my very soul longs for the open road, a new adventure. I am more cautious these days, no running with no plan, no destination. I plan my roaming more these days-so stifling. I long for the day when I can again load up & hit the road. No destination, no plan-just me, the furkids, & the open road. Back roads offer such discovery, so many things to see & explore. Old towns, old houses, old barns. Sometimes people that time has almost forgotten. Motels with really crappy TV & no internet. Back to a slower pace, a more peaceful time. Time to take a deep breath & really, finally, exhale. Feel all the stress just leave in one long exhaled breath.
I had not realized how much of myself I had lost in the last year & a half with my former job. I became someone I almost did not know. I was hard & tough at work. No time for BS, just get the job done. In truth, I am more laid back than that. Just kinda easy, breezy taking Life as it comes. So my karma was a bit out of whack. I realized it when I was out of work & had time to reflect on many things. Now it is all coming together in a very peaceful, contented way. I am working my way back from an abyss. Now I realize that I must focus on myself & get back to the spiritual, peaceful existance I love. So, I am getting ready to start yoga again, maybe even Pilates (I have recorded several sessions on Veria-great channel on Dish Network). I am starting to read again. Different things-magazines-I really like Science of the Mind-novels-ordered some Ann Rule the other day-watching a lot of Paranormal State on A&E, getting ready to start reading Sylvia Browne again also. Finished "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch-a MUST read for everyone. The lecture can be found online at YouTube as well as other sites. Well worth the time.
Massage (I have been twice in the last couple of weeks) is getting all the built up stress & knots out of my muscles. The therapist is wonderful-not a good as the one I saw before, but definately has a good touch. I think I will go for reflexology for the next time & see what that unleashes.
So for now, I will wander within my own spirit. Wander to that place where all is peaceful, mellow, & laid back. Deep in meditation to find my centered balanced self once more.
Blessed be...

1 comment:

Dick Small said...

Is that a real house or a drawing???? If it's real, that's really cool (although, I probably wouldn't want to live there)...