Looking at this picture reminds us of the beauty of nature, of sunsets and of panoramas. Sometimes, it’s the stopping and noticing of our surroundings that can bring some peace and calmness to our inner world. Most of us don’t have a chance to see a view like this in real life very often, and perhaps not ever, but we can still find ways to capture this essence. Looking at a beautiful photograph in a book, a painting at a museum or seeing something in our backyards and nature can help to create a feeling of being “grounded”. It’s when we actually stop and pay attention to something that we are able to focus our energies on that moment, that flower, that leaf, that piece of fruit, that stunning sunset or that loved ones face. As we approach this next decade and a New Year, keep in mind the joy one gets from these small moments of time – try to appreciate them more often and take the time to make them happen.
Happy New Year!