Finding Sanctuary In The Wilderness

Finding Sanctuary In The Wilderness

11 months ago I resigned from my job with no plan for my next steps. I just knew it was time to go and that I could no longer compromise my health, time, or safety. There was never a burst of adrenaline that one would imagine comes along with leaving such an unhealthy situation. There was simply profound sadness.

The path led me to the mountains of Wyoming where there is an almost overwhelming abundance of wide open spaces and places to plant your bare feet.

This morning I woke up beside a mountain surrounded by walls of lush green. Autumn scents blew through my window. I pause and listen to the sound of horses whinnying. I feel a sense of serenity that seemed unattainable 11 months ago.

My wish is that I remain in the stream of life and don’t waste this opportunity that I have been given. I hope to cultivate my joy, prioritize my health, honor my relationships, extend my hand to strangers, and keep what I have by giving it away.

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”

– Terence McKenna

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