I am not an outdoor person. In fact, I was the person who could stay at home all day happily cooking, and doing house work. I love doing those. So it was a bit(!) of challenge when I realised Coco needs a lot of exercise. Rain or wind, no matter how the weather is, that is what she needs. And now, I love walking with her. In a busy society, my mind never stops thinking. Thinking about the new projects, plans and just generally full of thoughts. When I walk, my mind is empty. Every step seems like making my "life" happier with great emptiness.
It was the time when I with dogs in a pouring rain that I really realised how powerful it is to be empty. Getting soaking wet with dogs, we walked and Coco was off leash to see if she would follow me better with the pack around her. ( She was like a bullet when she was off leash at that time) In the beginning, my mind was on her all the time then my friend told me not to worry about her as he would help if she went a different way. Then I just walked. I only heard the sounds of our breath. Then I realised, I had lost my friend and it was only me and the pack of dogs with my Coco! She followed us perfectly with no leash. When our worries and thoughts disappear and only purpose is there, dogs connect much stronger with us.
In rain or wind, let's walk to feel Mother Nature. It is always there, but only if we go.