It wasn’t wrong it just was

Yesterday I did this! I went for a walk around the pond and just kept following my feet down the path for about 1/2 a mile. It was warm when the sun would peek through, a fall breeze blowing fall leaves…I embraced the smells, the beauty, and wind blowing through my hair. The best part was I stopped several times…there was no destination, there was no goal. It just felt like a walk with my dad as I chatted with him and asked a lot of questions.

So many gifts he handed down to me. For a short time I found myself teary….why didn’t I get out of the house all summer and fall, why didn’t I ask my dad more questions, why didn’t I this and that!

Until I realized I just didn’t. The past is the past and I did exactly what felt right to me in the past. This is now and I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing right now. Each time I embrace the right now and let go of the shoulda, I find peace. This is also one of the shouldas that followed…why don’t I do “this” all the time? Because its just not what is right for me in that “all the time narrative” that I like to have preprinted for my life. Right now is right now.

I came back and jotted this haiku that had formed somewhere in my soul!

Guided by the light

I’m back on the road again

Embracing the light

Namaste

5 thoughts on “It wasn’t wrong it just was

  1. You did what you thought was right at the time. That’s as honest and ethical as one can be. BTW, you take great pictures.

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  2. Wow. Perspective is everything. Here you were regretting what you hadn’t done and I was thinking how lucky you are to be doing what you did. My dad passed away and I’d give anything to walk and talk with him again. So glad you did. These are the memories that stick.

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  3. A therapist friend I know is always reminding, ‘don’t should on yourself’. Loving your haikus.

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