A few nights ago, we collected a campervan from Las Vegas and for the next few weeks we’ll be roadtrippin’ around the Southwest. And so far, we’ve made it through Zion National Park, and our journey has been utterly and totally blissful.
And one word sums it up: Silence.
More specifically, the silence in my head. Our first night camping was the first time in ‘I can’t remember when’ that I’ve felt completely and utterly at peace; my brain stopped talking and making lists and reminding me of everything I should be doing. And instead? Nothing but quiet mixed with gratitude.
I don’t know about you, but I find these moments harder and harder to come by (yet at the same time they are more and more important!) If you’ve read my last two posts, you’ll know self care is weighing heavy on my mind lately. I don’t know if I’m becoming needier with age or simply more aware, but I’m craving stillness and calm.
I’ve written before about being present, but I won’t lie – it’s not always easy to achieve. We are so programmed to be focused on productivity that quiet moments sometimes feel like wasted moments (even though we definitely know better!!) And couple this internal pressure with modern technology and being always ‘connected’ … and it can be tough.
So what I’ve learned in these past few days is that instead of fighting our modern environment, sometimes you just have to remove yourself. Leave everything behind and go to the mountains, breathe cold fresh air, sleep under the stars, and indulge in the utter joy of a quiet mind.
So on that note, I thought I’d try something different and keep this post short. I’ll leave you with a few happy snaps of our journey so far and some wise words.??
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon
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