Sunday, May 18, 2008

Searching for my Axis Mundi ...

Today I tossed my bike in the trunk of the car and headed off to Riding Mountain for a wilderness bike ride ... something I have not done in a very very long time, and something I realized as I pedalled down the trail to Cowan Lake how much I needed ...

Being on my bike and pedalling along a trail, a road or a wilderness path is in a very real way my Axis Mundi ... on my bike is where I can pray ... think ... and with each kilometre marked - wrestle my way through the challenges I've been facing ...

I rode the almost seven kilometres in to the campsite at Cowan Lake, then continued on for another 15 minutes until I stood and gazed at the beaver pond below:

Then after a couple of pictures and a long drink of water ... I turned my bike around and headed back "down"the trail for the 50 minutes ... when I got back to the parking lot it was like I had left an enormous burden behind along the trail ... I felt lighter and more at peace than I have felt since my last snowy bike ride in the fall ...


It was an amazing and healing way to spend an afternoon ... one that was long, long, long overdue ... being out today on my bike helped me reconnect with myself and with that re-acquaintance, to reconnect with my axis mundi, something that has been there all along:



1 comment:

itzktb said...

Nice post Rev, and you look so healthy and slim!