I walked in the rain this morning… again.
This message is for my younger self. Going back in time as encouragement from Rick who has now walked 90 Morning Miles…
Hey buddy, I know you don’t “like” the rain… or at least you prefer a beautiful sunny mild day with clear blue skies and fresh smells on the breeze. I get that. I feel the same.
And… I know how much you value resiliency. And I know how much you crave the capacity to get past the “I don’t wanna!!!” energy that rises when something (anything) is uncomfortable. We love ease and comfort.
There’s something about taking an intentional walk when it is muddy… when the rain is coming down… when your shoes will definitely get dirty… when you will have to navigate not getting the seats too wet in the car…
This morning I got to hear something I wouldn’t get to hear if I didn’t walk in the rain. I got to hear the rain making noise on my raincoat.
I also got to hear the forest when it’s raining. See rivulets of water in places they are not all the time. I got to feel the aliveness of… my ancestors if that makes sense. Walking those paths I felt connected to those who walked and gathered and hunted in the rain when that was what was called for.
In the walk of only a mile, we gathered energy. We gathered wisdom. We got clear that weather changes… physical and emotional… and we can still… walk. Live. Even smile!
There’s a pleasure that can come from navigating around the slick spots and keeping our footing. There’s even a pleasure knowing that “fair weather” and “perfect conditions” are not required when we have clarity about what matters.
Being alive… this day… in precisely the weather than exists right NOW (inside and outside the body)… matters.
Love to you, and love to us all!