Don’t let your brain be lazy, teach it to interpret things in such a way that you end up having continuous mind explosions.
Last week I challenged myself to stop wondering and start wandering more, and then set the challenge to hunt for memories and stories this Easter weekend, instead of eggs.
I had a pretty busy, work filled weekend, so didn’t get that much opportunity to go on a big wander, but I went on a little one on route to my parents house on the Central Coast, and realised that little wanders can be just impacting, if not more, than big ones.
I pulled over along the freeway - just after the Brooklyn bridge, walked through the bush a little and then perched myself on a cliff edge about 100m above the Hawkesbury River - it is truly magical up there… And slightly terrifying! I don’t know how long I sat there for as I didn’t check the time. I just sat and pondered, until I felt like I had unraveled all the messy knots in my brain. Then on my way out I collected a bunch of big sticks and branches to get DIY crazy with. It was a real simple wander, that completely cleansed me.
Where did you wander to this weekend?
A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.
—Lessons Learned in Life (via psych-facts)