Yesterday’s passage felt like a class IV rapid to me. I feel drenched and drained. I needed to take a drying out day…it also happens to be the sabbath which seems an appropriate day to rest and reflect, and eddy out.
My wife and I took our dog for a walk in a beautiful beech forest near our house this morning. The leaves on the maple trees are beginning to turn as the trees prepare for winter. It is amazing how the trees pull all their sap, their life blood, back into their roots every fall to prepare for the coming winter. It turns out our human bodies do something similar. When we are stressed all our blood goes to our heart and essential functions. There is a life lesson we can learn from our bodies and the trees…when stressful times come pull back to your roots.