I was exploring the beautiful trails and expanses of Pt. Defiance park near my home this past weekend when an interesting thing happened.
“Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.” – Soren Kierkegaard
My goal for the afternoon was to circumnavigate the park, a walk of about six or seven miles. For a stroll of this length I decided to take one of my favorite walking sticks, a slender maple shoot that I had cut a couple years ago. The smoothness of its shaft, its lightness…plus the fact that it came from a favorite place of mine…all contributed to the pleasure of this hiking instrument.
The only problem was that its smooth and worn end could not get a good purchase on hard surfaces such as sidewalks and pavement. Going up hill I noticed that it would slip, an irritating glitch in the joy of my journey. Perhaps I mused, I could find something to fasten to the tip to help with that?
I soon forgot this irritation as I entered the stately old growth forest of the park and felt the give and purchase of the path. My enjoyment grew as I felt my muscles and step quicken with the eagerness to explore this new expanse of immense trees and marine vistas.
As I neared the end of the loop I decided to branch off the main trail and head down a steeply descending path to the beach. There, with the tide low, I was able to navigate the gravel and sand while enjoying watching the fishing boats and other people I encountered. Just before I reached the concrete bulkhead of the more improved section of the park I looked down and noticed a spot of black in the beach gravel that seemed to not quite fit in. Bending down, I picked it up, brushed off the sand and found that I had discovered the rubber tip to a walking stick… and you guessed it…it fit the end of my walking stick perfectly!
At first I started to dismiss the serendipitous aspect of this find. But the more I thought about it, the more I was struck by the perfect synergy and coincidence of the event. Not two hours earlier I had “wished for” and created the thought of wanting to bring something into my life. As simple as this goal was…it came into reality quite quickly.
My spirits were lifted and the enjoyment of a “non-slipping” walking stick was the perfect end of my journey and a perfectly placed metaphor by Spirit into my life, mind and experience.
Seek and ye shall find…ask and it will be given to you. What a great reminder for this life journey of mine…and one not soon to be forgotten.
IN-JOY your path today!
Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life graduate Seattle area for 26 years and is a board member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. He is an independent distributor with Kyani nutritionals, the co-creator of the nutritional cardiovascular formula Acctrix (www.Acctrix.com) available on Amazon, co-founder of Unisal Wellness Technologies,, and is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear ( www.PerryChinn.com). His book Symphony of Wellness (now in an expanded 3rd edition) focuses on the science and benefits of the Nobel Prize winning science of nitric oxide for cardiovascular health and whole body wellness as well as the new understanding of Vit. E tocotrienol fractions for enhanced immune response and cognitive function. He can be reached at DrPChinn@gmail.com
Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life University graduate (Marietta), has been practicing for 32 years, currently in Missoula, Montana. He has served as a board member and vice-president of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. As a Gonstead technique diplomate, Dr. Chinn is authorized to teach and coach the Gonstead system to other doctors of chiropractic. He is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear( www.PerryChinn.com), his book Symphony of Wellness (now in an expanded 3rd edition) focuses on the science and benefits of the Nobel Prize winning science of nitric oxide for cardiovascular health and whole body wellness. He is available for keynote speaking and coaching. Dr. Chinn can be reached at DrPChinn@gmail.com