Anyone who breathes knows that life is full of twists and turns and big obstacles. Many rewarding paths require hard work, challenge, and heaps of frustration.
This summer has been a hard summer of non-stop work, exhaustion, and set-backs. This last weekend I was supposed to compete in the Trailstoke 60KM race, but life and responsibilities got in the way- frustrating things! In the end I know these frustrations will bring forth big rewards, but in the midst of it all, it can feel quite stressful.
Appropriately I responded by heading outside and onto the rock. The wilderness, mother nature, and the majestic mountains put life into perspective. The mountains and the trees remind you of how minuscule you are in the vast and expansive universe. Then all those tiny, little obstacles in one’s own life do not evaporate, however; they certainly are put into context.
A man named John Muir started the outdoors Sierra Club and passionately believed in the powerful therapy of mother nature. To leave you with his wise words “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”2