Connection to Self

  
Sometimes when the noise and activity of life becomes too much, it’s good to turn away from it all and head to the hills. To walk further and further from the demands and needs of the world of others, and to slip unnoticed into the green wilderness of nature. To leave behind all those things we must remember to do, and to just walk and breath, it’s such a treat. 

  
To disconnect from others is to come back into connection with earth and her wild soothing energy. Perhaps out here among the flowers and the mountains and the animals we can find our place again. We can stop being pulled and tugged by others, and we can start to settle comfortably back into our bodies and our own feelings. Feeling our own breath and our own hearts, we can relax into our own unique rythm and we can come to know ourselves once more.

  
We might find a companion or two who view the world in the same way we do. Others who delight in beauty and nature and who are quite content to spend an entire morning focusing on just one beautiful detail of the world. Others who walk at the same pace, and whose breath has a rythm which fits delightfully with our own.

  
By disconnecting from others we can come back into connection with ourself. We can notice and know ourselves again, and from this self connected space we can reach back into genuine and nourishing connection with others. We can chose to weave connections which make us happy….. And did you know….happiness is contagious!

Find other connections posts here at the Weekly WP Photo Challenge. 

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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23 Responses to Connection to Self

  1. Leya says:

    You are always inspiring, Seonaid. Always making us feel better and that there is something good waiting for us. Thank you.

  2. Dina says:

    Uups, it went off too quickly! 🙂 Gorgeous photos, your four legged companions are just ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Dina says:

    Great and inspiring reading, Seonaid!

  4. Another poetic and reflective post Seonaid. I’m just this moment back in Edinburgh after such a walk/hike… filled up and slightly knackered too 🙂
    First time in a week connecting through internet. Unfortunately I’m running short of time. Would sincerely love to meet up (!) but I only have a few hours this evening and probably wont venture too far out of this area where I’m staying, since just back. So question is, although chances are miniscule and completely know it’s less than last minute, however, in case, would you be up for meeting up perhaps at Sofi’s? It’s a Swedish bar in Leith? I can do from 6pm and onwards… I’ll check in here within the next hour or so otherwise I can receive and reply to text messages on my Danish mobile +45 22450408

  5. LB says:

    Such a soothing post … I need to do this!! As soon as the campaign ends!

  6. gwynnrogers says:

    I love the beauty and serenity of your posts. Plus, I absolutely LOVE your four-legged friends. What great friends for exploring nature and connecting to nature. It is funny, as I do the opposite of you. Because my life is so quiet my walks include the waterfront, which I adore as well as tourists and residents walking their dogs. I have the best of both worlds… Nature AND People to chat with and the dogs to pet. I enjoy my serenity and receive my happiness. Your walks are beautiful. Thanks!

  7. ladyfi says:

    A lovely, thoughtful post and such gorgeous shots.

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Lovely Seonaid, and I’m sure that you returned with renewed energy.

  9. Tomorrow morning we’ll head for our favorite spot with lunch in hand, find a tree, set up, and watch the boats pass by the lighthouses and reconnect with nature. You said it beautifully. 🙂

  10. Suzanne says:

    I really like this sensitive and thoughtful post. The title really speaks to me and resonates with an experience I had last week. Thank you for helping me find the words to explain it,

  11. Lovely post, Seonaid. 🙂

  12. bitzy-ku says:

    Beautifully written, makes me want to dive into the peaceful pictures. Lovely work 🙂

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