Today’s walk was peaceful and quiet. I didn’t get out too early but since it is a holiday most people didn’t stir around until later. The cool of the morning coupled with the clear sky made ideal walking conditions.
Since the environment was so peaceful, I tried to turn off some of the “noise” in my head. All that self-talk distracts me from attending to the wide, wide world. But it isn’t easy to make my babble go away. Part of the trick is to recognize that it’s there, then to substitute it with something gentle. It works…sometimes.
I’d rather listen to something else than all that jammering that I create. I know that something better is trying to get in. But I block the way. I’ll keep trying, though. It’s worth it.