Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Reverb10 - Body Integration

December 12 – Body Integration. This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)

I felt most cohesive this year as we hiked up the Temperance River along Lake Superior. The hike, however short it was, was the most peaceful communing with nature I have felt in quite some time. I don't know if it was simply the change of scenery -- going from a semi-rural Twin Cities exurb to the true northern woods of Minnesota or if it was simply being in a place that was true nature. Waterfalls, trails, crystal blue, unpolluted waters and not having a cell phone ringing or feeling that tomorrow was back to the grind. That hour or two we spent hiking and simply soaking in the raw, natural sights as we traversed rocks and streams was the best I had felt mentally and physically all year long. I hope to build on that one-time feeling in the coming year.

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