Staring off into the distance on a stormy day, the gray and white clouds on Lake Kabetogama in Minnesota mesmerized me. My mind wandered into nothingness. There was no need to think. Devoid of thought relieved me of all the noise that the world throws my way every day.
The darkening sky did not deter me from experiencing the peace the sky afforded me.
So I kept coming back to this spot to observe the color changes in the sky.
Looking to my right, a mixture of light and blue skies filled the sky. Such beauty.
As I turned my head even more to the right, I continued to see more light. The contrast of dark clouds with blue skies made me reflect on humanity and how our lives ebb and flow with each day.
Each person has their own journey ~ sometimes it’s clear and other times it’s stormy. Sometimes it’s both. But, outside of stepping out of this world, we must continue on the journey keeping our eyes fixed on the beauty that exists in our current moment.
It’s not always easy.
As I enter my “golden years” I find myself reflecting a little more each day on this life journey. I am a changed person from who I was 10 years ago or even 50.
Stop. Reflect. Grow.
I wish I had had this wisdom many years ago as heartaches I held onto would have healed over quicker. I have learned though not to have regrets as each moment was a step to greater growth.