Paddling Downstream

Living in Long Island, New York in summer is a gift. Nature is in our backyards, the parks and along the shores. I’ve been grateful to have the time, stamina and physical ability, as well as a husband/best friend to go kayaking with in peaceful Hewlett Bay-Harbor. As we navigated through high tide this morning, a meaningful excerpt from a book I’ve been reading came back at me:

Everything that you have ever asked for is downstream, where you can easily find it, experience it, possess it, or live it.

The Astonishing Power of Emotions
Esther and Jerry Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham)

My bird watching was then accompanied by strains of the Beatles singing “…turn off your mind, relax and float downstream…”, from Tomorrow Never Knows.

Ah, taking meditative time in nature during the summer is something I look forward to. It is my hope that you may experience the joy and power of being outdoors, in stillness or in movement, wherever you reside.


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