When you see a new trail, or footprint that you do not know, follow it to the point of knowing. Grandmother of Charles Eastman, Santee Sioux

A brisk fall walk in the woods can leave your cheeks tingling from the cool air and everything brighter from all the fresh clean oxygen in your body and head—this is a great way to start a day with renewed energy. And although an invigorating jaunt through the pines is not always possible when you’re in the midst of the city with honking cars instead of Canadian geese honking in the sky, you can still find respite. When you feel the pressure of the demands of the day, you can face them by taking a few moments to go within.

No matter where you are, you can start your day with an inner jaunt through your inner kingdom. Take the time to close your eyes to connect with the abundant blessings within. When you touch that something which is greater than your own interests, there is a sourceful surge that refreshes, revitalizes, and uplifts. Holding sacred the space within, it gracefully imparts that which is needed to those who are responsive to its flow. The Divine Presence has the power to provide you with all you need if you can just remember to take that stroll.

Spiritual Contemplation: Notice how you feel, then take a walk outside today and check the difference after your stroll. Why don’t you do this every day? Notice how you feel, take some time to meditate, and then check the difference after your stroll through your inner kingdom. Why don’t you do this every day?

Affirmation: I do what it takes to honor my time to walk with God today!