Monthly Musings - January 2015

The future lies before you like a field of fallen snow
Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show
— Anon

A clean slate.  A set of new opportunities.  A time to look forward.

 This time of year is a time for reflection, a time to pull together the lessons we have learned and to use this to choose a new way forward. This year has taught me to enjoy each and every step and to take notice along the way.

I love walking; it allows me to escape, to reflect, to think and to solve problems.  Walking is an excellent opportunity for mindfulness, for observing the nature around me and for simply being in the moment.  In walking I can experience the beauty of the hills and mountains; I can feel the increased well-being of breathing in the fresh air, surrounded by nature; I can enjoy the companionship of others when sharing such a walk; I can achieve increased fitness; I have lost weight; I have better posture.  All of this is simply a side effect of taking myself outdoors and walking.

Walking also provides me with opportunities to take photographs and to practice the art of navigation.  I find creative inspiration from being on my walks.  I find in walking I can overcome physical challenges and feel the sense of success and achievement and the improved courage and self-esteem that results from this.

The purpose of jojourneys is to bring these experiences to anyone who cares to join me.