When I go outside, I listen.
When I focus on listening, I think less. When I think less, the thoughts of everyday life fade away. Some of those thoughts are unhealthy (anxiety, stress, “what should I do/be,” judging myself, etc….). When I listen, the noise of that goes away. My mind clears, I can breathe and I am free. If I do this, for myself during my time in the outdoors, then I can go back to my everyday life, with a clearer, more compassionate presence. More able to act with love to all that is around me….
Submitted by an anonymous but wonderful woman in adventure.