Posts Tagged "freedom"

Junction Ahead

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Adventure, Costa Rica, Live Your True Nature | 0 comments

This photo seems to fit the journey ahead. Plane ticket to Costa Rica is purchased and the first two nights at a guesthouse 10 miles from the San José airport are booked. That’s it! It feels like a big junction coming up, leaving the snow and my Vermont life for a new adventure. I will have all winter to keep choosing at each new fork in the road! Though I love the freedom of not being tied to an itinerary, it’s not always easy for me to make a decision when that fork in the road feels more like an octopus. This will be a time to quiet the mind, tune in and practice choosing.

Junction Ahead

Junction Ahead

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A Single Blade?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Live Your True Nature, Nature, Poetry, Self-love | 4 comments

Single Blade, So Much More ©Britt Nielsen

Single Blade, So Much More
©Britt Nielsen

A Single Blade
Is that what you see?
A single blade catching the sun?
I am so much more.
Pause.
See all of life reflected here.
You are here too.
Can you feel your presence?
Pause a moment, breathing it in.
I am a single blade.
Yes.
I lean out in search of Solitude.
I sway with Wind as my lead, though
without me, there would be no dance
on the water’s edge.
Oh, how Water ripples with glee
at our playful dance.
So, now we are three.
Wait there’s more.
You make four.
Stay and dance.
Single Blade am I,
bending, dipping and
masquerading as a Single Blade.
Can you not see the depth of me
beyond my curves, fold down the middle,
and narrowing tip?
Life explodes within and beyond
the shadows of my sinewy ridges.
I plunge to my depths and pop up for air,
diving deeper again and again
until I erupt laughing,
breathing fully now.
I am me!

Single Blade, So Much More

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Lessons from a toad

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Lessons from Animals, Nature | 0 comments

I observed this toad taking the time (time enough for me to go from garden to house and back to get my phone camera and then observe it a while) to be in the moment and  to choose it’s path. It does seem like a time to reflect on where we are and where we want to go. May each of us hop in the direction of our heart’s desire!

Lesson from a Toad ©Britt Nielsen

Lessons from a Toad
©Britt Nielsen

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First signs of autumn

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Live Your True Nature, Nature, True Nature Expression | 0 comments

First signs of Autumn ©Britt Nielsen

First signs of Autumn
©Britt Nielsen

Today feels like a day to organize, curl up with a book, journal, reflect on what’s to be created next, stroll through the woods… Here are some signs of autumn from my last walk in the woods. Though most leaves are still green and on the trees, these in their autumnal glory surprised me with their vibrant colors and how artfully they had landed on the ground. The fungal variety also never ceases to amaze me, especially this time of year! And of course, there are hearts–love everywhere, and in all the seasons! Oh how I love the woods! What do you love about this time of year wherever you are?

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Sitting on the fence!?

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in True Nature Expression | 0 comments

Sitting on the Fence? ©Britt Nielsen

Sitting on the Fence?
©Britt Nielsen

Are you sitting on the fence? I’m good at that! Actually I’m an expert at weighing all the pros and cons of everything! I’m playing with getting off the fence and more readily making choices. I can always make another choice a moment later. How about you? Are you sitting on the fence about something or are you choosing for you in every moment, knowing you can always choose again? Once we choose, it’s like the stinky stagnant waters of indecision are set into free-flowing motion towards what we desire!

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