This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.
Tap and I like to go on long walks, especially on days like we had this weekend. The sky was clear, the sun was shining, and there was a light breeze. It was a perfectly comfortable day… no shivers of cold to touch your spine, and no drops of sweat rolling down your neck. Instead, it was like slicing through a peaceful dry cloud.
Walks are sacred for us. It is a time that we use to wind down from a long day or week and truly connect. As we step into a rhythm, our hearts and minds seem to do the same. With each passing step we feel a little more in sync… with ourselves, with nature, and with each other. The silence allows time for us to process our day; All the things we buried for a later time start to swell up and come out in conversation.
On a walk, there are no cell phones to ring or beeps to announce an incoming text. Netflix is left miles behind us, along with all of the other comforting distractions of home. The act of walking allows us to literally feel the separation of “normal life.” It opens up a space for us to talk and play without interruption, giving us a sacred space to connect, talk, and walk.
When do you feel the most connected to others? How do you separate yourself from the busyness of life?