When I was a kid it was my mission in life to find the big blue sky. I wanted to be able to lay down and see nothing… nothing but sky. No clouds, no mountains, no plants, no trees, no houses, no buildings. Nothing but the big blue sky! You’d be surprised how challenging this actually is.
Get Outside & Connect Activity Week #22 – Search for the Big Blue Sky
This week my challenge to you and your kids is to go in search of the big blue sky. Your kids may take on this mission as dutifully as I did [and still do]. They may spend years searching for the big blue sky… and if they’re lucky they will find it.
It’s amazing when you do. There is something groundless and infinite about it. For me it was a secret place to disappear — into the big blue sky.
I can remember spending years looking for it. There were only a few times I was able to find it. With the amount of Chem trails littering the sky’s today I’m afraid this has become even more of a challenge. I wonder… will anyone be able to find it?
The only place I have ever found it has been on cloudless days on top of buildings, houses, or mountain tops. These moments have been fleeting at best.
Something will always find its way into the big blue sky. A bird, a plane, a cloud drifting by, a satellite blinking from above, the sun, the moon, a star, a planet, or something in your peripheral vision.
As an adult this has become a metaphor for a meditative state of awareness. Something will always find its way into the mind just as something will always find its way into the big blue sky no matter how hard you try to empty it.
Clouds in the mind will come and go just like clouds in the sky. I realize now that this search has always been a metaphor for my journey towards self-awareness.
Let’s not forget the original intention of this series. To get outside & connect daily with nature, with others, with yourself, and most importantly God.
Do you dare give this challenge to your kids? Will it consume them as it still consumes me? Will they ever find it?
I pray that they do.
My search has grown desperate. It will give me hope if others can find it. Hope in a greener more self-aware world where everyone can enjoy finding the big blue sky.
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