A lot has been going on in my life lately and I have never really pressed the pause button, I just kept going, sedating myself with tv-shows, Instagram and other things that made my brain slow down – or at least I thought it did. This weekend it hit me, I have to find my own rythm and balance again. This quote by R.M Drake pretty much sums it up.
If we move too fast, we’ll break things. If we move too slow, we’ll miss things and if we don’t move at all, we won’t see things for how beautiful they truly are.
So last Sunday I decided to turn everything off. Mobile, laptop, Netflix and go out and do something I absolutely love – enjoy nature. I dusted off my camera, haven’t used it in such a long time even though I love photography, and went out to one of my favorite spots in Stockholm!
It’s called Kärleksstigen, which translates to The Love Trail. I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s a wonderful little part of the big green island Djurgården. It’s suprisingly empty and you feel like you are completely alone in a big forrest. The trail is filled with flowers this time of year, such as the lovely little blue forgetmenot.
After a few minutes of just breathing it all in, the smell of flowers, trees and soil, I sit down on my favorite bench overlooking a bird sanctuary. I sit there, quiet, completely alone with no one passing and watch the big herons fish and fly between their nests and the lake.
A bit further away cows are grazing. I feel so grateful to be alive and be a part of this crazy, beautiful breathtaking world. This beats most things, sitting there, on my spot watching, smelling, listening, touching.
I have to do this more often!