via Welcoming Arms
Eddie provides a quote from Khalil Gibran reminding me how Nature welcomes me with beauty and silence, adding to a post from the other day. Where do we each find peace?
There is an echo from Thomas Merton who warned us about the busyness of the modern world, writing in the middle of the 20th Century. With a little effort, we find nature and silence in urban settings, renewing the spirit and the body.
In nature, we have opportunities to hold the wolf of busyness at bay as we experience solitude and peace, which provide moments for deep reflection and introspection.
I took this picture of a path that climbs out of the river valley and back into the edge of downtown Edmonton. For me, it is easy to walk these paths and find moments of peace and solitude in the shadow of a large urban setting
Excellent idea and a great post! The peace and tranquility of nature is incomparable…I also find peace and rest looking at the sea. Greetings from Spain and all the best.
Thank you for the lovely comment Francisco. Take care and enjoy from Canada.
My pleasure, take good care
Thank you Laleh. Have a happy thanksgiving.
excellent and very detailed post and idea…Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!
Thank you Mihran. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
The difference between people is so obvious in things like this. I find peace where I am, in my space and in the city. The lovely picture above is scary to me. Not being able to see who might be there (not animals), so alone, no one could hear you scream. Terrifying to be there alone. I’m never afraid in the city. I find it energizing, inspiring and peaceful. I couldn’t do anything in the above photo, except want to get out of there as fast as I could. I’d suffocate in a place like that.
Peace is like home; we find it where we are at any given time. Actually, the picture is taken from a walking path below the hill with considerable traffic.
Oh, that would be a lot better. LOLOLOL Have a nice weekend.
I will. Take care and enjoy.
❤ Like Thomas Merton's works – hadn't stumbled across the works of Khalil Gibran , that I know of (but I read alot, and may have, just didn't 'land' in recognizable way – – but yes – increasingly, humans are called to 'busyness' in various forms, that often don't include the slow lane of nature and the peace to be found there – – me included! 🙂
Gibran’s best known work is The Prophet. We each need to find our slow lane.
I know my slow lane – just haven’t turned it into way to earn my living just yet – – LOL
I am in the same boat.
So increasing numbers of folks are – which is my ‘resting’ point when folks declare everything is peachy and I say, not – – or at least not at level we all say is ‘land of opportunity’ – worthy of ‘rich society’ etc…. 😀
I read Parker Palmer and Wendell Berry. They both spoke of wealth as in common weal; the common health of the world and each person within it. In that sense, wealth becomes measured by other measures than just material.
Oh – if that were so and would pay my electric bill
We must still live, but perhaps we overestimate the worth of material wealth, if those are not oxymoronic.