Barefooted Mindfulness

Yesterday, I went for a walk in my magical forest.

I decided to go for a long, nice walk. Barefooted. Or at least, with barefoot shoes on, to protect my skin and to be able to throw my still fairly clean feet on my beige couch when I came home. It still gives you a naked feeling, though. It still makes you feel the ground underneath you, allowing your foot to behave naturally when it hits the ground. I love that about them.
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To My Beloved Nature

To My Beloved Nature…

As society around me this Valentine’s Day, is raving about romantic love, I’ve decided to do something differently. I’ve decided to celebrate my one, true, undying love. For you.

You are the reason for my life. If it weren’t for you, I’d have no air to breathe, no foods to eat, no water to quench my thirst. And I love you for it, even though I sometimes seem to take all that you do for granted.

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Do You Feel the Solastalgia?

I can remember when I first came here.

I had been living in the middle of a forest for seven years, with pine trees, spruces and various kinds of leaf trees all around me. The river would run by, I only had to walk for five minutes or so to get to the beach. On both sides of my apartment there were green fields with different animals; sheep, mostly, but also cows and horses. My neighbour even had a tame white fox that would come by every now and then to see if I had been eating anything tasty, hoping I’d left a bite for him in my garbage.

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My Green Dreams for 2012

So, the first week of 2012 is already over. For me, this week has more or less been the dream week of my life, where I’ve been able to listen to my soul, meditate, immerge myself in my dreams and hopes for this year, and planning how to manifest it all.

I have so many golden green goals for this year. They are not resolutions, mind you, so much as visions – something to move towards to, with a clear intention. I might not get completely there, but I will grow throughout the process and have it be about the journey itself. That way, I won’t crash and burn before we see the end of February.

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