I have spent some time this month with children and adults who only see the world in contrast-black and white, good and bad, day and night. It made me think about how my view has changed over the years, the journey I am on that has helped me to see that life is a continuum and that those two sides don't exist, if I choose not to take them. That there is only blend, or flow, a continuous cycle of energy.
I have been helped on my journey by spending more time in nature.
As a child I was always outside, exploring and creating, immersed in the world around me.
But as a young adult I moved away from the natural world and became a smaller me,
less of who I was and more of what others thought I should be.
Then my children arrived, and I saw the world anew,
I saw the sky above us as we lay on the ground together, wondering at the enormity of the universe.
And the world turned with us lying there, and I felt the connection, the awe,
and again felt immersed in the cycle.
Realisation dawning that those events that I had thought of as bad, or wrong, were crucial in determining who I was and although they had undeniably changed me, I was still continuing to grow....