Sunday, November 20, 2016

Retreat Into Nature. Nurture and Heal.

Editor's Note:  Be it the beach, the mountains, or the desert, finding time to walk away from the noise and chatter of local, national, and global happenings, nature is the great healer, the great inspirer of contemplative understanding.    

“Mystical experience of nature can be of particular relevance to our troubled age, bringing deeper into our consciousness and emotions the logic that nature sustains humanity as humanity must, in turn, sustain nature. Rationality alone, however, cannot be our guide in the task of restoring our environment. A spiritual connection to nature must inspire the emotional commitment that is the yin, complementing the yang of intellectual understanding.” Carl von Essen 

Recently, this editor retreated to the desert for the sun, the silence, and wide visual expanses. These words with photos summarize a healing moment.

Just past the full moon,
away from the noise,
rise to glory.
Wander inside nature’s power,
befriend the ancient,
brave to make the climb
and seek rare treasure.
Let the ascent win
and turn conflct into peace,
allowing beauty to greet us
on this path,
Our climb continues upward
to wide expanses
in a desert escape.
--C. Coimbra

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