This weekend I took my twin boys M+L on their first camping trip. I had all of these visions of relaxing while maybe thinking about work in a different environment so I brought books I've been meaning to look through, my sketch book to jot down nature inspirations and my mole skin journal where I keep my ideas list - well, I didn't even open the bag they rested in. Work totally gave way to throwing rocks in the river with my boys (and then throwing more rocks in the river) and setting/tearing down camp, finding crawdads and tadpoles, picking wild flowers and sitting by the camp fire staring into the flames thinking about nothing, but the moment I was in. So I have to say it was sublime! Total success and a good reminder that everything has its place and time - enjoying the moments of being lost in thoughts of nothingness, just clearing my mind and finding good rocks for my twins to throw was exactly where I suppose to be and I am so glad I allowed myself to be so very present in those moments.
Are there certain times in your life or places you find yourself when you can let go of all your ideas and thoughts and be totally present in the moment at hand?