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Sunday, March 1, 2020

A Thousand-Mile Journey

It's only March but its been a busy year thus far. The last time I took a vacation was my three days in the Adirondacks at the end of December. It's about time for a retreat. For those who invest substantial energy pouring into others in an effort to make the world a better place (that's most of us, I think), vacations are not just nice but also essential.

Erin and I will be making the thousand-mile journey to Florida by car (starting Tuesday). We'll be away for almost two weeks.

I'm looking forward to receiving the welcome of some very beautiful wild spaces and their inhabitants, and I'm also eagerly anticipating the opportunities that I'll be given to get to know some wild neighbors who are new to me.

My experience has been that with new experiences comes renewed vision and rekindled vitality. I'm going to take this time to allow grace to wash over me through the gift of some of Florida's wild spaces. I hope to renew my sense of connection with the source of Divine Creativity who brings all things into being. I desire to deepen my relationship with Jesus, who I understand as the personal embodiment of the source of Divine Creativity, whose teaching, example, and presence in the world equips and empowers me to live my best life in relation with my fellow human-beings as well as with wildlife, wild spaces, and the environment as a whole.

I'll be taking this time not to work (this includes not blogging), but to open myself to whatever gifts, sense of peace, and personal transformation might be the fruit of the next thirteen days.

Until next time, peace to you.

Manasota Beach Sunrise. Manasota Beach, Florida; March 2018

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