Find your Innermost Peace.
In many circumstances when canoeing on a river or lake you have to be at your sharpest and concentrate full time: rapids, of course, or perhaps battling strong winds, or currents or waves on an open expanse of water. However at many other times you can relax and let the world go by.
It is at these times that the actual now and present can seem to disappear as you enter a quiet zone where the river, the canoe and you become one. At a point like this as time slows you find yourself between realities.
Some may attribute this to a spirituality and others to a type of zen but for me it’s more of a feeling of zoned out bliss. A happiness and contentment that has embraced you, even if it’s for just a brief moment.
Inevitably you are soon brought to your senses by the sound of some approaching riffles or the sudden realisation that you are underneath some overhanging branches, or your boat has spun around.