Yesterday, Eliza, Isaac, and I and a few other extended family members drove down to my sister and brother-in-law's beautiful mountain cabin. This little get-a-way was just what we needed.
Exactly what I needed.
Saturday, June 28, 2015
I overlook the "kingdom". (referring to little Isaac first beholding the view from the cabin deck, exclaiming with wonder, "This is a kingdom!") This view as I sit here on the cabin deck. This beautiful summer morning. The birdsong is pleasant, the temperature perfect. Last night was so nourishing. (I remained at the cabin alone while the rest of the group attended an outdoor church pageant.) Alone in my solitude-- a gift-- washing the dinner dishes, sitting on the deck in meditation. Meditation as the sun slowly went down. Such stillness within me and without me. The peace I feel. Reading by lamplight and by the reflection of the setting sun. Falling asleep with my arms stretched overhead. Again to reading. Sleeping so deeply alone in that bed in pure darkness. Vivid dreams a little too real... I do feel so refreshed and it was nice to sleep later. I will prepare breakfast later. Now, I will relish this time to sit and write down my thoughts. Sitting up here and looking down on the land puts everything in a different perspective. So simple, so peaceful. The daily, individual dramas and problems seem so trivial when above all hovers peace, simplicity, and expansion. The wonder of God's perspective of the bigger picture as well as the small, individualized needs, desires, worries, longings, and joys in each of our souls. Underneath it all is stillness. The essence of life. I can find it and live it if I allow. I think that is why being in and surrounding myself in nature-- away from the distractions and noise of daily modern life is so very healing and grounding for me. I need this time for balance... I'm going to relish this day. Enjoy every minute of this time, make breakfast, take a walk, read, sit, meditate, play a game with Isaac, shower. This cabin holds so many good memories. What a gift it is for us. For so many others who have stayed here...