I have written pieces before on the importance of a daily self-reflective practice, including a method by which to regain equanimity of mind.
There are two articles on this site about that if you want to follow up on it. One is called: "Mindfulness Without The Om" and the other is called: "The Only Method You Need For Mental Health"
Today, I wanted to share one of my experiences with you, to show you that it can be fun, too.
So here we were, walking around the lake again this morning, Teddy with Sultan in tow when we came across the strangest thing, and every day this thing just increases and we keep finding more and more of them!
What am I talking about? Well, we keep finding these piles of rocks on the path - it’s as if fairies have been building a more joyous version of Gormenghast, scattered about the place. Puzzling, eh?
Some of them are tiny, little piles. Others are rather large, like this one:
This one even looks like a horse with a rider and we found it atop the large water pipe that runs all along one side of the path!
Then some, cheeky as you please, appear on the armrests of benches, like this one:
And they keep popping up everywhere! Everyday new piles! Fairy castles built by a mysterious, mischievous Gormenghast architect:
And one bench in particular is amazingly well adorned! Tall and small piles, some carelessly knocked down by dogs; WHO? Could the architect be? This is so baffling, Teddy had to sit on the bench for a while and ponder it all.
Perhaps it was these guys, they’ve come to do some re-planting:
They were putting these grass-type plants in the ground everywhere this morning:
I dunno, gardeners have been known to do the strangest things. My theory is that it’s someone from the council, like a park ranger who regularly checks the path around the lake. Sometimes they drive around in trucks like this one:
It’s not much fun because they’re noisy and you have to get out of the way. Sometimes, Teddy even has to go back on the lead again for a while, just in case they’re not friendly. Fortunately, most of them are!
This mysterious mischief is so intriguing and mind-boggling that Teddy quickly got tired and had to have a rest. Here he is at the lookout, enjoying the breeze and the view across the lake.
He especially loves the ducks:
Playful, light-hearted self-reflective daily practice is good for the soul. Try it and see, it doesn’t have to be serious!
I've have created this blog to help you clarify and resolve pressing issues you are currently struggling with. I hope that you find the following advice useful but remember to contact your preferred mental health professional for help in implementing some of these strategies.