Just my awareness that trees keep us alive summons awe into my heart. To think that such a simple but complex process just keeps on – with no scientific explanation as to why, is a stunning realization.
Yet, in the abstract way of an animal, I move inside the forests – which are in abundance in the mountains where I live. We live near one of the largest ‘rain-forests’ in the world – a fact little advertised by anyone.
I am aware there are animals in our forests – sometimes dangerous animals. I have seen bear, mountain lions and especially deer from my front room window. It is not with any fear I am conscious of it. I also watch and see the flowers and birds. All these cause a feeling of peace and harmony. Sometimes my awe grows to a knowledge God exists here as well. I understand that nature’s law is really His law and I understand harmony, the ability to realize a person who respects nature – will also understand or at least respect God.
There is a mystic quality in roaming the forests. Sometimes, in a perfect setting, I feel I could see a unicorn and wouldn’t be surprised – just in awe.
Forests are an excellent tool for a writer to find those emotions of peace, harmony and anticipation of the mystical sights and that can erase the stress and hustle of every-day living in a moment.
Find your forest today.
The arrogance of man – who thinks he can change the course of nature is brought full force in my mind.