is one of the most freeing of experiences.
I liken it to standing in the midst of a summer rain while nature falls all around, touching, caressing, permeating my very being and making me one with its magnificence.
How wonderful it is to feel the snowflakes, each different and individual, falling on my skin, touching my lips, landing on my lashes?
The peace of the falling snow is, in itself, a wondrous thing, but to feel it on my skin takes me to a place where my dreams live.
I suppose, to some, it will sound irrational to hear that someone purposely stands outside while the snow or rain falls, or while the wind whips through the air.
It should, instead, be an invitation to feel nature in real time, to partake in her joy as she showers the earth with beauty and marvelous things.
Bask in the magnificence of nature … stand in the rain, stand in the snow, feel the wind on your face.
Find peace in the solitude and realize who you are at your core.
Who you are meant to be.
What you are meant to be.
Listen to the voice of the earth for it is the footstool of Jesus.
Find what you didn’t even realize you were looking for.
Simply be still and let all that creation has to offer overcome you.
It will, without doubt or reservation, change your world for the better.
Listen to the wind, feel the sunshine, bask in the light of the moon, hear the pounding of the surf …
Find sustenance and sublimity in the beauty that surrounds you.
I promise you won’t be sorry.
But don’t simply take my word for it … immerse yourself and find, for yourself, the wonder of nature.