|View of Benbulbin from top of Gleniff Horse Shoe, Sligo|
|Near Box Hill, Surrey|
Also it is a good opportunity to spend some time with friends. I find that there is something different about the quality of conversation on these walks. The effect of being immersed in nature, the physical aspect of the walk, somehow allows us to be more real and open about ourselves and who we are. I find that these deeper conversations can lead to some clarity in where I’m going and about what is important to me. They also help me to nourish friendships and develop new ones. I return from the day with a new perspective on my journey in life, feeling rejuvenated.
|Brockwell Park, Brixton|
These times are hard to describe, but as I think back there are definite moments that I can recall. A sense of awe, of peace and joy. Of witnessing and being drawn into something of immense beauty and power. Something that struck me ‘in the deep heart’s core’ (Yeats: Lake Isle of Innisfree). So it’s good to give a little time to reflect on what it is that gives us life and energy, what connects with us at a deep level, what draws us out of ourselves, and to allow ourselves some time every so often to be immersed in it.
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