The Peace of the Wild

“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news” ~ John Muir

I am blessed to live in a beautiful part of this country. From the rolling hills to the brilliant fall foliage, this has been my home my entire live. As a child, my neighborhood consisted of woods and a lake which I made sure I frequented both often. Years later I found myself living in the city for obvious reasons. If I wanted to go for a stroll in nature I had to go for a drive.

For many people who live in the city or work a lot, this isn’t so easy. I’ve often thought of how those of you who can’t get out to enjoy nature could do that. It finally came to me while I was at work one night.

I work for a lady who lives on the 6th floor of an apartment complex which is on the north side. When I need to take a short break I step out on the balcony. Right below is a major street thru the city and some beautifully architected buildings. If I lift my eyes up I can see the country beyond the city limits. Since my shift is in the late afternoon and early evening, I get to see the sun set below the horizon to the west – and I’ve seen some beautiful sunsets. Oftentimes I can block out the sounds of the city and enjoy the peaceful view and it renews my spirit.

Thought for the day: Being in nature is the medicine our soul needs to recharge even if it’s looking out a window in the city.

***Please be sure to read more of my posts.

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