‘Speak only if you have something wiser to say than silence’ said St.Augustine. But it is hard to find this internal silence when the world is up and running again. Connecting with nature in the desert dunes is a great way to rest from external and internal noises.
Last week my friend took me for a day road trip to the Pinnacles Desert, which is a couple of hours north from Perth, WA. It was such a fun time, to take this trip with someone, as by now, am too much used to traveling alone!
The pinnacles are rocks made of limestone, that get formed beneath the sand dunes, that over thousands of years become revealed! It’s so interesting how they each are so unique and fragile.
I love spending time in the desert, it coincides with my internal state of solitude. Over the last recent months, I have grown to welcome this feeling, not to tolerate it. That makes a big difference.
The Australian deserts are memorable because of the hot gusts of wind, unlike something I ever experienced living in Europe or Latin America. This wind, reveals the hidden treasures, in this case, rocks of limestone formed thousands of years ago. They were believed to be fingerprints of aboriginal men, who were not obedient to the elders, who went to this place, despite the warnings not to.
As we walk through life, hot winds are a necesity to take away a layer that builds up over the years. My hot wind has been the time in solitude, that came to reveal to me who I really was and what I really want in life. I discovered my identity, as a cultural mix, even came to understand what meaningful work I wish to do, to take my place in society, by applying and getting accepted to do a Masters in Psychology back in Lithuania. I came to see myself as a woman and a person, needing to fulfill many layers of my existance. I came to learn I was stronger than I thought. That is usually the case, I think we underestimate our strength, with faith we should never be afraid to look within, under the layer of dust – to accept whatever we may find.
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