Stone Alteration

Tonight I went out for a walk in the rain to put off working sheep. I took a regular route; traveling the gravel road with my head down to keep out the rain, immersed in a ramble of unconscious thinking and very unaware.

Until a small, smooth pink stone caught my eye and slowly drew my attention to the array of color at my feet.

Slowly I was drawn into the present moment I was in.


In the rain.

With dogs.

I noticed myself seeing for the first time the plentiful smooth, colored, wet stones. For the rest of the walk I noticed stones and collected particular ones that spoke to me.

The walk became a total immersion in the present where no time and no trouble exist. An extended moment of Being.

I believe it was Wayne Dyer who penned the line ‘change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.’

It is nature that continually displays and impresses upon me such life altering perceptions. Sometimes in big ways, sometimes in small ways. Sometimes in subtle ways, sometimes in alarming ways. But in every way it is why I love where and how I live.