This is going to sound silly to a lot of you, but I know there are many others like me, who love the idea of a walk in the woods – communing with the trees and the earth and the air – but we DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO IT.
Sure, we can just go outside, but we’ll be too hot or too cold or we’ll get blisters or we’ll get snake-bit or we’ll get lost or we’ll be too close to pavement and cars – we don’t know how to do it.
I said it would sound silly, but it is true, at least it is for me. I need some guidance. I need the right tools to feel comfortable and safe, so I can relax into the environment that I am sure will raise my level of inner peace, without having the fear of the unknown raise my blood pressure. Won’t someone please help?
Many of us were not raised by cross-country skiers or mountain climbers. We don’t have a clue what poison ivy looks like. We live a cubicle-working-couch-dwelling-car-commuting kind of life. We’re willing to change, though, if someone will just tell us how . . . in detail, please!
I need an experienced outdoorsperson to wipe that incredulous look off her well-tanned face and give me a hand, here. Just tell me what to buy, where to buy it, how to use it, and where; I’ll do it.
Of course, I’ll want to start with a walk in the park, but the woods can’t be too far away.
Image courtesy of the fabulous Erica Shaffer, Plant Goddess and Wonder Woman.