The Blooming of the Lotus
Thich Nhat Hanh
Smiling to my body I breathe in
Releasing the tensions in my body I breathe out.
Breathing in I go back
To the island within myself
There are beautiful trees
Within the island
There are clear streams of water
There are birds
Sunshine, and fresh air
Breathing out I feel safe
I enjoy going back to my island
From today's InwardOutward
It wasn't until this hit my inbox and I breathed in (as it said) then breathed out and thought of an island, that I realized, I now have a definite place in my mind that is "my island." I haven't had much previous island experience...all Gulf-Coastal.
Mackworth Island in Falmouth, Maine is one of the places where we took Sam, The Dog, for a walk. It's beautiful and magical:
(All images from Flickr)
I'm grateful to have this new place in my heart and mind!