I took a walk through a park the other day. The purpose of my walk was to take a break from the concrete world and take in the beauty of nature.
I walked about 2.5 miles and etched so much beauty into my brain. I came across a flock of birds scavenging for food and a few squirrels playing a game of chase. It was just so amazing to stop and look at the activities of the wildlife hidden from me when I am inside my work building.
As my walk ended, I came across a lone squirrel, eating in the middle of my path. I didn’t want to scare it and I wanted it to stay and continue enjoying its food. As I quietly approached, I observed this little animal. It had no care in the world. I realized that through instinct, life was peaceful. The squirrel lived his life as intended. Using sense, it knew that I was approaching and what direction. I want to say that it knew I wasn’t a threat because it didn’t run towards a tree. It gave me space to pass and went about its merry way.
We need to take a look at how animals live and take a cue from them. We add unnecessary stress to our lives when all we really need to do is listen to our instincts.
We burn ourselves out and ignore our body when it tells us to take a rest. We overstimulate our brain with our electronic devices.
We have natural instincts that tells us what we lack and what we need. Our bodies tells us when to eat, sleep, drink, etc. Our body’s fight or flight reflex helps us respond to danger.
It is important for us to take time out and listen to our instincts. We lose ourselves when we are too busy to give time for ourselves.
Do what you must and make everything else an option.
2 thoughts on “Be a squirrel”
Good advice, Jennifer. This is the season to take long, peaceful walks. Hope you can as often as possible.
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I love walking. Just a beautiful moment to open the mind and senses