Snapshots Of My World

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Walking in the Woods

I enjoy walking through the woods. Whenever an opportunity to do so presents itself, I welcome it. There’s something so idyllic and peaceful about it. However, there’s also something a little strange about it. Many spaces in the woods have a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere about them, and lingering in them can be so uplifting and energising; but, there are also spaces that feel decidedly uncomfortable, disconcerting, even a little malevolent, and the feeling to get away is intense. Strange, I’ve never been able to understand this contradiction. It’s a mystery to me, and I’ve come to accept it like that – even been in awe of it at times.

Categories: life, nature, Perceptions, Photography, Walking

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12 replies

  1. I get that also at times. Like your photo, when I get to areas that are thick with trees and it starts to look darker. I usually turn around and go else where. As if I dont want to disturb the silence of the forest.

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  2. I guess that’s not dissimilar to me walking into a room and feeling lopsided, or uncomfortable. I can’t function in certain rooms. I feel instantly calm and enveloped in a warm cocoon in other rooms.
    The room discomfort is a Feng Shui thing 🙂


  3. The Yin and Yang of it.


  4. Not everything is green, bright, clear and uplifting … just as life. Ego mind still clings to what it wants. Wiser mind embraces the reality…. and makes it okay … again and again. Thanks Don for sharing a new perspective 💛


  5. Perhaps it’s something physical, a scent, a sound, shadows, movement. All these things can become overwhelming in a wooded area.


  6. Nothing in my sacred wood disturbs or threatens me, nor makes me feel anything but welcome.
    Once I come out of the woods, though…

    Seek peace,


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