204. January 18th….Happy MLK day…It’s national “Thesaurus Day”…and we can’t forget…it’s…”Winnie the Pooh Day” as well….

“The Sign said, “Free” Books” 2009

“You win battles by knowing the enemy’s timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect” Miyamoto Musashi

I’ve found the more I walk…. the more the conversation becomes an intricate complex….discussion…about something very simplistic…very easy to bring light too….yesterday…a walk in the bosque produced a very detailed yet minimal method of attaining a normally difficult proposition….perhaps it is the nature of the place…the company or the ability to walk and talk for an hour….like working a jigsaw puzzle when you have a great deal of help…I think a lot of it is about the pace…. the ability to talk without a great deal of facial interaction….and eye contact…and being pre-occupied with what else presents itself along the trail…usually one person is looking at the back of the other person…while navigating as small trail…everything has been turned to “Autopilot”…and the conversation is allowed to develop a timbre of it’s own….I don’t think there are opinions…I feel more the conversation is about the knowing of both people…and again maybe it is the outdoors that takes and strips all the sugar-coating off of the truths we each know…nevertheless…..talking and walking…really has something more to offer than the superficial idea of exercise and a good conversatin…perhaps that could be a title….while the underlying conversations are the things that delve deep into personal philosophies…beliefs…methods of survival…what got each of us here to the place we are now..

often when people want to talk they go to a place that is conducive to a conversation…quiet….minimal distractions…a place they can be completely absorbed in the exchange of information….give…get sort of deal…all of the necessary requirements for a discussion…maybe even a pad and pencil might appear…just for the portable dog and pony show….the flaw seems to be everything about ….that idea….I know a couple who have walked hundreds of miles…and in those walks they have cemented their relationship…become healthier….discovered more about each other than if they sat in a place designed to find out more about each other….what I am saying…often the less ready we are for the conversation…the more we speak from a place that is  genuine…and true…rather than being concerned about  what the outcome is..we have to concentrate on stepping over things…manuvering around things….making a course…while giving valuable information…imagine rubbing your stomach and patting your head while..under intense inerrogation…..truth will pour from you because you can’t think about much more than those two things at 1 time….it’s hard to be evasive when you’re occupied…

could be the truths that do come out while walking or hiking….are not what people want to hear…or maybe exactly what they need to hear…but what I really found interesting….was our conversation even though we were discussing a plan I was hatching….was not exclusively directed towards me…much of what was being said and the ways of getting to point “D” from point “C”….were equally as beneficial for the my hiking partner…something about vocalizing a plan…telling the universe something…new is coming…towards you…or just saying intentions out loud has such a tremendous effect…..I think there’s much more to a good a talk…than conversation……..

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2 thoughts on “204. January 18th….Happy MLK day…It’s national “Thesaurus Day”…and we can’t forget…it’s…”Winnie the Pooh Day” as well….

  1. Thank you Mars…I have trouble with Poo….come by it naturally….and the idea of spelling it wrong….I should have been wearing your glasses……

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