A few weeks ago, we drove to Virginia. Brady and I are kind of history buffs on American civil war and colonial history, and for this reason only Virginia seemed the right place to visit, plus it has beaches and gorgeous mountains.
When the sun rose they all started singing and dancing in the sky, graciously greeting the new day. I was mesmerized. I stopped taking pictures, and became intensely aware of that moment.
I had experienced it before, and believe many of you have too, it's when you forget yourself and become what you are aware of; it's when a strong sense of connection among all things on this precious planet takes over us. It's pure bliss.
I know it's up to me to keep that blissful feeling present on my life daily, but while I have not mastered it yet, I am becoming more conscious, calmer, seeking to let go of my fears and negativities.
And whenever I fall back and desperately start looking for fulfillment in meaningless things, I can always look back at these pictures to remind me that inner peace is possible despite the outward chaos.
"When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege
it is to be alive - to breathe,
to think, to enjoy, to love."
– Marcus Aurelius