Something about the ocean is undeniably beautiful, powerful, and spiritual. Certainly, the same can be said for the mountains, lakes and streams, which all elicit an equivalent awe and wonder of nature. It is rejuvenating for the mind, body and spirit, to spend time in our natural surroundings, for which there is so much beauty to choose from. There are numerous ways to peacefully connect with our external environment, and experience its serene effect on our internal environment as well.
By taking outdoor walks, watching a beautiful sunset, or gazing at the evening stars, we witness the amazing choreography of our environment, and are reminded how amazing the healing power of nature can be. When we allow ourselves this time to reflect and catch our breath, we avail ourselves of the transformative power and growth which occur during the quiet moments in life.
In doing so, we become more focused on possibilities, and what is right in our world, rather than choosing to focus on what may not be working. We become grateful and aware of our precious time, and look to create more balance in our schedules.
Unfortunately, the busyness of our lives can pull us away from noticing the lovely settings which surround us, and allow them to fade into the background of our lives. This lack of awareness and connection can prevent us from the serenity we long to experience within us. We frequently allow our tranquility to become disturbed by experiencing an overwhelming amount of sensory overload, such as:
- Noisy television
- Overbooked schedules
- Excessive connection with social media
The more we make room in our lives for stillness and serenity by reducing the noise level around us, the more we are able to ‘hear’ the messages from our inner selves. Typically, it is only during our annual vacations that we allow ourselves the time to reconnect with the delights of our exterior world, and give consideration to our interior world as well.
It is only then that we delegate more of our time to relaxation, and connecting with the peacefulness and silence of nature. Likewise, we often spend a great deal of time and effort planning our trips, but we can begin devoting a similar commitment to our daily mental health during the rest of the year also.
There are unlimited ways to create our day, and a variety of choices in how we spend our valuable time. One thing is for sure, that peace, and serenity are essential to our well-being, and is certainly worth our attention.
One cannot underestimate the importance of introspection in our daily lives, as it has a profound impact on the way we think, act, and operate in our relationships. Therefore, it is never too late to begin nurturing the serenity within us, which is undeniably beautiful, powerful, and spiritual like nature itself.
Pay extra attention to your surroundings today by taking a walk outdoors, watching a beautiful sunset, or gazing at the evening stars.