We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~Mother Theresa
Nature is the home of the holy spirit and nourishes anyone who wishes to enjoy it. I always feel refreshed and happy when I am outside in the fresh air and (hopefully) sunshine. Rain and snow are also ok, but sunshine is best.
The cool thing about nature is that it’s never the same. Season to season and day to day there is always something new outside. You might have to look closely and pay attention but it is well worth it.
I think some of the coolest things are some of the smaller ones. Look closely at a rock and you will see fine details, colors, shapes and textures that might just fascinate you.
A tree full of leaves will have hundreds, if not thousands of variations of the exact same thing. A leaf imagined, created and enjoyed so many different ways. Similar to a blade of grass and a drop of water. None of them are the same.
So God is the ultimate artist and you will find him/her in their creations. Including us as humans. We are part of nature and created by the creator.
It’s really a wonderful feeling to align with nature and enjoy the sound of her silence. Or the crash of the water or whisper of wind in the trees. It is all precious and worth taking the time to enjoy.
A great way to do this is to set aside time for a walk or outing each day in your planner. Don’t wait until the last minute to decide you want to enjoy the sunshine, plan for it ahead of time.
The fall colors outside are really bright this year and hanging on so far. I am loving the gold, orange and yellow leaves in contrast to the bright blue skies.
What does this time of year look like where you are?