As an Enneagram 3, (an achiever) it is very hard for me to just walk away from my work and do something that is not connected to a goal…like taking a stroll for no good reason.
You too may have some personality style that you are comfortable with yet it’s hard for you to break out of it and do something new or challenging. Maybe you are learning, like me, to release that thing we “go to” for stability so naturally.
This poem is about my decision to drop my valuable work and enjoy the simple beauty of a walk down the street behind our home.
I took a stroll outside
I dropped the plans I held that day
For no good reason chose
To take a stroll not far away
Down the long straight street beyond
Our cookie cutter homes all gray
To a world with giant pines in open yards
Where springlike buds and grasses bloom
Where flowers shine and others plum
A vista spread like none before
Like walking through some magic door
Weeds and limbs and seeds and grass
Soft spring breeze and sunlight rays
Smells arise like sweet perfume
All to set my soul ablaze
I felt a lift as though on air
Where have I been? I do declare!
Beauty here and beauty there!
Quiet breeze serenely shared
Smallish plants that look so bright
Nature sways within my sight
I see much more! I am aware!
Since trusting You, I’m not ensnared
To goals and ends I can’t control
To better ends, where you unfold
A sweeter walk where heart can rest
And leave my goals to Thy grand best.