Part 7: Estella to Torres del Rio
The highlight of this long hike is the wine fountain, “Fuente del Vino” at the Monastery of Nuestra Senora la Real de Irache where excited pilgrims are treated to (scallop size servings of) free wine on tap or water before venturing into miles of uninhabited and colorful patchwork landscapes.
[Back in January I started Michael Neill’s “Creating The Impossible: a 90 day program to get your dreams out of your head and into the world.” As part of this adventure I’ve been posting one #dailycreation on Facebook every day for the last three months. Today I’m having some rhyming fun inspired by the very first picture I shared. Blame it on the Fuente del Vino. Even though I would stick to water I’ve definitely been affected by the mood around the fountain! In a moment of folly (or clarity?), I even decided to sign up for SuperCoach Academy, Michael’s six month training program that starts with a week intensive in London at the end of October. Be careful before picking up your pilgrim’s passport, my friends. The journey may very well take you beyond the possible.]
THE SILENT CALL OF THE CARDBOARD BOXES
Once upon an ordinary day,
filled with stress, stuff, and no play,
sprouted an idea, simple and bright,
to look at everything in a different light…
…and there it was, dull and uninviting,
the forgotten stack of weekly recycling.
What else might be lurking in those dark corners
besides routine, chores, nothing that matters?
Could there be pleasure, laughter, and fun
in all that we dismiss as annoying, or dumb?
Friends, we’re not doomed to remain at the surface of life,
forever stuck with what we must do and don’t like.
There is another way when we stop fighting
what was, will be, or is unfolding,
and open to the wild wild potential
of the mundane, ordinary, and normal.
Will you join me in an exploration
of this peculiar kind of invitation?
There’s no work or effort involved,
all rules, should, musts, get dissolved
and replaced by an openness to see,
to embrace what before was deemed too low-key.
And please share what shows up for you
when you entertain what comes out of the blue.
PS #8: There’s a true sense of liberation when flowing with inspiration
“As we wake up to our deeper nature and true creative potential, our real life turns out to be even better than the life of our dreams.” – Michael Neill
Maryse Godet Copans © 2017