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Daydreaming in the Woods

Written by Eden Clark

When was the last time you spent an afternoon daydreaming in the woods?

On our recent trip to Vancouver, Canada, we found our way to a beautiful field in Stanley Park, a lush dense forest of old growth trees, surrounded by meandering pathways that border the ocean.  In one of the fields, our daughter found a dry creek bed lined with soft moss and lush ferns. After a few minutes of playing and jumping about, she lay down and softly closed her eyes.

My initial reaction was “Oh my gosh what about bugs? What if she gets her dress all dirty?”, but then I reminded myself of the pure beauty we have as children to simply be one with nature. There is no doubting, no second guessing, no worrying about twigs in our hair or dirt on our dress or thinking there is something to hurt us.  Its simply about laying her heart on the earth and taking a deep breathe, allowing herself to be held and nourished by the mother. She feels free and connected, safe and at rest.

It was a beautiful reminder of the connection we are all born. I encourage you to (re)find that same connection and place of stillness, where you can allow yourself to reconnect with the heartbeat of the earth.


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About the author

Eden Clark

Eden has been a published author with Random House, has written for countless magazines and blogs, and is a contributing writer for PREVENTION magazine with more that 10 million readers. Her desire is for people to step out of the exhaustive cycle of what they think their life has to be, and instead awaken to their full power, their highest path, and their brightest future.