Wellness Wednesday – Peregrinations & Meditations in New Brunswick

I flow easily with change. My life is Divinely guided, and I am always going in the best direction.
~Louise Hay affirmation~¹

Today’s Wellness Wednesday brings you a literal post on peregrinations and meditations.

Nature can be restorative, inspirational and meditative. I was able to peregrinate in some natural settings in New Brunswick which gave rise to some contemplative thought. From driving in unfamiliar territory to wandering through mazes of trees, there seemed to be a theme that kept popping up.  As I walked the Fundy Trail, I considered the following:

Trust your gut

Your gut, that visceral place which leads you down the right path if you let it. It may not always be a comfortable path or an easy one but it’s where you need to go in order to get to where you need to be. My brain, the logical side kept saying “this can’t be right“, “you’re going the wrong way, turn around” “no, this way instead.” But against my brain’s wishes and with some uncertainty I kept going along the path I had started and ended up in my intended destination.

Photo by Kimberley (c)2015

Photo by Kimberley (c)2015

Photo by Kimberley (c)2015

Photo by Kimberley (c)2015

Sometimes that nagging voice of doubt and fear just wants to give up easily and stick to what’s familiar. Had I paid attention in these instances, I’d still be going around in circles never reaching my goal. This is not to say that the rational brain has no use. It can be helpful in sparing us from danger when we navigate unknown lands. But sometimes you just have to follow your instincts when you follow a path and trust that it will get you there.

(Psst…And if your brain was right in the first, well that’s all part of the adventure!)

Photo by Kimberley (c)2015

Photo by Kimberley (c)2015

¹Hay, L. (1984). You Can Heal Your Life. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House Inc.

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