So here I am tonight, camped on the banks of the Goulburn River at BlueGums Riverside Park, about an hour and a half from home.
I don’t usually blog while I’m camping but tonight I decided I’d write a “live” post from my phone. It’s 9pm Eildon Australian time and rain has made us retreat inside our camper.
It’s cosy in here. We’ve had our barbecued steak, coffee and apple slice for dessert and the other half is snoozing blissfully. I can hear the sound of the fast flowing river competing with the sound of the light rain outside.
The world feels peaceful.
Earlier today we visited Snobs Creek Falls, just fifteen minutes drive from our campsite.
Despite the fact that there’s been little to no rain in the past three months the falls were thundering. We filmed a couple of videos on our iPhones, slow-mo images which typifies the sedate pace of the weekend.
That’s why I love camping so much. There’s no rushing and the biggest decisions usually involve what time we’re going to eat!
Life slows down to the basic fundamentals and any constraints are usually weather related, kind of like living in the cave man era.
When we’re in the moment, when we’re truly loving what we’re doing, everything feels magnified.
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
The power of the falls today was incredible. I felt minuscule beside them and completely awestruck by the force of nature.
Everyone finds their own way to relax and slow down, whether it’s camping in nature, or immersing ourselves in a book.
We often say that “time flies when we’re having fun” and perhaps it’s true but it’s also a good indicator that we’re slowing down those ordinary moments to relish them.
Find your own way of slowing down time and know that you’re living life to the full.
There’s no rush, not really. Just do what you love and savour it.
The bad news is, time flies. The good news is, you’re the pilot. Michael Altshuler
Wishing you all peace and contentment as we slow down and continue the journey.
Now I’m off for a late night stroll before I hit the sack, but at least the rain’s stopped. So there’s no rush.
In light and love.
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