Wednesday, July 27, 2011

perspective...



here's a girl that loves a road less traveled...
it's in her.
gimme that girl,
along with the peace and serenity that comes with it,
her, and that heart of hers.


too often times we find ourselves in the hustle and bustle of life.
joy-
sometimes we need to take a "personal" day and reflect.
take a drive.
get some perspective.
and that's what we did.
me, my heart and my lens.




at this point...
is anything that big?
let's begin...



i am finding all too often that if you take the time you think you don't have to
take that dirt road and travel it, with the intent to
only take a drive or only clear your head
you may wind up on a breathtaking adventure you will cherish forever.
a place of reference.
a place of peace.
a place of perspective.

was it anything less than magnificent?
no.
was i expecting magnificent?
no.
just some time to clear the noggin and get out of the heat.
i can't wait around when the heart strings pull.
who would?
me time.
self time.
selfish?
no
selfless.
filling or fueling oneself,
exudes selflessness when your soul needs a refuel.
often times we don't listen to the "stop."
unfortunately, the world and mind think "more."
consumption.
i say more give.
less take.
another little mantra if you will...

was i expecting such beauty and life and awe and wonder?
no.
just a drive.

such is the beauty of life.
just a gem of a day, that put a whole lot of things in perspective.
let's not forget this serene setting was my "backyard" for many, many years.
that puts a lot in perspective right there...
reflection.


details.
they found me.
in this little adventure of clearing the head
i found myself more in tune with the little things.
a little opposite of what one might think...
let it all go and don't worry about the little things-
when only then the little things become present,
because i am present.
funny how that happens.
honestly, if you know me-
do i really care that much about some little lizard?
no, not really.
but i did that day....
he scurried around in front of me in a panic until he hit that rock and then perched-
and stayed still.
and that crazy green bug hanging on for dear life to that invisible,
slippery moss covered rock as the water rushed around him.
i felt for that little guy-
been there.

kicking off my favorite flips,
landing my feet in damp, cold, red clay
i curled my toes in it.
i attempted those slippery, invisible moss covered rocks.
i managed.
more than likely that green little guy did too.
the sky was the bluest of blues, the clouds huge, white cotton candy puffs,
the weather was perfect,
it was quiet, the water rushed, the red rocks spoke.
clarity.


i love you this big.



perspective; noun
per.spec.tiv

1. a technique of depicting and spatial relationships on a flat surface.
2. a picture employing this especially one in which it is prominent.
3. a visible scene, especially one to a distance..

laymens terms:
the way i see it vs. the way you see it.




and then while you- meaning i, randomly wade through a river you might also realize a little different perspective or feed one you never really knew how too...

the humanistic perspective:
humanistic perspective is on the self, which translates into "you",
and "your" perception of "your" experiences.

This view argues that you are free to choose your own behavior, rather than reacting to environmental stimuli and reinforces. Self-fulfillment, and needs are paramount.
The major focus is to facilitate personal development.


laymens terms:
embrace you.
stop. think. choose. don't react.
fulfill yourself when your "self" calls.
it's okay to refuel.
love yourself, if you don't who will?


so now that i have taken you down this little-heart-felt
road-less-traveled, filled with a whole 'lotta all-things-me-
along with
peace
love
soul
time
heart
my lens
some struggle
breathtaking views
mountains that speak
perspective
psychology
mantras
rivers
rocks
bugs
clay
toes
me-
a little of my perspective{s}

can you tell i spent the day in sedona?
cause i forgot to tell you about my experience with the vortex...
;)

...my point in all this is that if you take the time to take the time
and travel that road less traveled every now and again
you just may realize,
that what you think is so huge and weighing so big in your world
to the world, it's just life.
but it's our life-
understood.
we are so blessed to be able to make the choices in our life to
fulfill ourselves the way we see fit.
choose the ones that fill you,
like that random little drive on that normal little day.
fill your heart.
at the end of a day like this,
a "refuel" day...


that road less traveled leads you right to your heart.
your big, wide open, fulfilled, refueled heart.

it leads you home.
home is where the heart is
confirmed.
and once home-
you realize that because you took the time to refuel you and your soul...
you are able to give.



"gimmie the girl that's beautiful,
without a trace of makeup of on,
barefoot in the kitchen,
singing her favorite song.
dancing around like a fool,
starring in her own little show,
gimmie the girl the rest of the world,
ain't lucky enough to know."