Pushed my way through the wardrobe of fur coats yesterday and hiked Narnia for a beauty of a sunset.
Narnia aka The Sea to Summit Trail is 7.5kms of hiking/scrambling/climbing magic that blows my bleepin mind every time I bleepin do it ❤️🌄
Theologians, writers poets and musicians have always used the wilderness as a metaphor to represent everything from a vast and dangerous environment where we are forced to navigate difficult trials to a refuge of nature and beauty where we seek space for contemplation. What all wilderness metaphors have in common are the notions of solitude, vulnerability, and an emotional, spiritual, or physical quest. Belonging so fully to yourself that you're willing to stand alone IS a wilderness – an untamed unpredictable place of solitude. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. The wilderness can often feel unholy because we can't control it or what people think about our choice of whether to venture into that vastness or not. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging and it's the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand. True belonging is about breaking down the walls, abandoning our ideological bunkers, and living from our wild heart rather than our weary hurt. True belonging is not passive. It's not the belonging that comes with just joining a group. It's not fitting in or pretending or selling out because it's safer. It's a practice that requires us to be vulnerable, get uncomfortable, and learn how to be present with people without sacrificing who we are. We want true belonging, but it takes tremendous courage to knowingly walk into hard moments- @brenebrown #bravingthewilderness#wednesdaywisdom#seatosummittrail#squamish#yogatherapy#yoga