As I arrived into Gemini Springs park, I could see just how busy it was. So many people were enjoying the same
mind body connection that we had decided to take part in for that day. The dog park was excitedly active along with the children's playground area which appeared to be having a birthday celebration.
Even though I passed the sign "Danger, Keep Out - Alligators", I knew it was far too chilly for the alligators to really be moving about where I was at. There have been times that I have seen them sunning themselves on the shore of this spring fed pond, but today they must have been someplace warm. It reminded me though of how sometimes our mind perceives danger when maybe in reality, it is not present in the moment.
I came upon one bird nestled in the trees and hidden from easily being seen as it sunned itself and dried its wings. It appeared to not care what others were doing or that the park was so crowded. It was just fully connected to its body, taking in all that was there in abundant supply.
In my mind body walk through the park, the squirrels reminded me that scampering here and there was part of their day. They would run, and peek around the tree to see what dangers lied in wait. They moved so quickly and effortless among the trees as if there no obstacles in their life, except the fears that alerted them. Once in awhile, they would stop and observe me, most likely wondering what it was that I was doing.
As the mind body walk through the park drew too a close, I was gifted with the opportunity to see many birds flying all around me and even landing or taking off from the water. I am mesmerized by the beauty of birds in their effortless connection with the earth and the sky. They dominate their domain and understand the difference between grounding themselves and the freedom of the skies. May we all learn the opportunities for our own life by watching the birds.
I hope you enjoyed coming along on my walk through the park on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. It is a great way to connect your mind and body to nature, giving you a new and fresh outlook on your day and on life. The inspiration we can draw from nature is life giving to each one of us and it is there for us at any time.
1) Afternoon Ringtone (Available on Amazon)
2) Relaxing Ocean Wave Sounds (on Sleep Sounds Ocean Waves)
Related Blog Posts:
1) Meditation Thoughts At The Park (Mar 19, 2011)
2) An Ocean Picture Meditation (Jul 23, 2011)
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