The Coyote Trail hike left this morning at 6:15. My favorite hike here at the Ranch, and one of the more challenging ones, this morning I was one of about 15 hikers heading out as the sun began to make its way up above the horizon.
Just me, the mountain, and the heart stopping beauty of her bolder strewn landscape.
Time to think.
Time to reflect.
Time to wonder.
Time to give thanks.
And, time to listen.
That is what can happen when we find our own pace.
Giving in to my ego and trying to keep up with those going faster, or slowing down so as not to leave others behind, would have robbed me of the solitude and silence I so crave. Either would have opened the door to disappointment and resentment.
Because she had me all to herself, I could hear her as she whispered...
Find your own pace.
I am going to try and remember that.