Calling All Human Doings

If rain had no place to fall and puddles didn’t exist. I wonder how the sky would feel…
Still holding all the mist.
If fountains had no coins in them and wishes not proclaimed,
What chance is there that things could be and satisfy the aim
If everything was different just because we wanted it so
Then things wouldn’t be the way they are
And you and I might go…
But lucky life and fate so kind
Brought seaside friends side by side
East came west and wind blew strong to
Satisify that day, and who are we to muck
About and wish it any another way.

When I wrote this poem two days ago I had no intention of posting it in the first edition of the Camp Still blog, then the more I read the words I penned, the more I realized that the idea of accepting life with an openess and curiousity is exactly what Camp Still is all about. Each of us needs our own C.alm A.nd M.indful P.lace or CAMP, a non-judgemental attention to the moment. Sounds so simple..HaHaHa!

Easy enough? Yet for the over connected, super-charged, bullet proofed, boot camped, powered up generation we have become its hard not to think of ourselves as “human doings” instead of “human beings”. Its easy to miss the mindful place where we truly regenerate. Case in point, several months ago watching my hairier than usual and much less groomed baby girl Elly May, my lovely Cocker Spaniel, I noticed how naturally she sat observing the goings on around her. She didn’t seem to have any forced breath, funny look on her face nor did she resemble anything close to a lovely Monk, Buddha or even a Yogi. Yet she seemed to have this inner calm about her and acceptance that she was a dog, a black hairy dog with floppy ears, a foodie, a people lover, and the runt of her litter. Could my best friend be onto something? Could this be the way that I bring meditation to the masses? Could the present moment be the entry point to truly being AWAKE?

At the C.A.M.P. we believe that we are all connected and that connection first starts with each of us being connected to ourselves.

I believe on April 6, 2017 something special is going to happen. A group of like minded, Vancouver Campers are going to come together to not only meditate and immerse in the funkiest sound bath ever but also to connect with themselves and each other in a way they will never forget. I hope you can join, the stage is set for 250 or so friends. I promise more details in my next blog, so book mark us.

See you next week, Love and Light, Julie, Founder Camp Still.

(No animals have been harmed in this posting, Elly may is a willing and suitable subject for mindful observations)