I've a personal story to share. Last week my husband turned 81, and though that's not a milestone, it was a reminder to enjoy our beautiful world. My gift was a trip to the Grand Canyon via a train ride from Williams, AZ. It was an amazing journey, a bucket list adventure for sure.
One of the things we learned on this trip was that the Canyon is over two billion years old. That's not eternity, but from a human perspective, it's pretty close. Looking into the vast cavernous area, I couldn't help but reflect on our beautiful planet. I suspect every visitor at its rim does the same.
While on this trip, I never heard one word about politics, the looming financial crisis, the embattled cities … nothing. Every person beamed, chatted about happy topics, took photos, and basked in the sunlight. I think nature calms the soul and redirects it to Love. And for that reason, I believe we need to retreat into nature's embrace now and then. Don't you agree?
Standing at the Canyon edge, I had the overwhelming thought that our universe pulses with Creator Love and somehow we are part of that creative effort. If love begets love, then by our actions we help shape our world. We're not bystanders, we're creators - with a small "c." What a humbling yet powerful thought. 😊
After a night in Flagstaff, we drove to Sedona. The road trip itself was majestic. We stopped many times just to take a photo or two or three. If you've visited the area, you know that it elicits awe and inspiration.
Our beautiful world has many special places where we can stretch, dream, and simply breathe. Sedona is one of those places for me. How about for you? Where is your special place?
My hope for all of us is that we regularly set aside time to allow ourselves to rest in our special place. We need the quiet it brings. And maybe, just maybe, we'll glimpse eternity. ❤️
Have a wonderful week, dear friends!