Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Putting Things In Perspective

We just returned from a quick weekend trip to the Davis Mountains in West Texas with some good friends.

Why drive 6.5 hours to this mile-high city out in the middle of nowhere?

My family and I go to envelop ourselves in one of the darkest night skies in the United States. From here you can see the Milky Way with the naked eye and other amazing celestial bodies.

And for me, the experience of looking up and out into this amazing vastness, reminds me of how small and inconsequential any worries I might have, are. How life truly is a mystery, not a thing to be managed. How connected we all are. And, how important is to let the healing power of nature wash over us, heal us and put things in perspective.

It’s not a luxury to get away and immerse yourself in a natural setting. It’s like oxygen. It’s essential to your well-being. And, it’s one of the greatest gifts we have available to us.

Schedule time NOW for a get-away. It doesn’t have to be a long trip or expensive. But choose somewhere that is healing to you, that helps you put things in perspective and remember what really matters.

In our galaxy the sun is one of a hundred billion stars. Now how important is it to make sure your lawn is edged and car gets washed?

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Photo: Renee Peterson Trudeau. The Davis Mountains from the trail at the base of Sleeping Lion Moutain.

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