Mother Nature Puts on a Show!
Tonight I had to go to the market for a few things. At the check out I could see what looked like a very pretty sunset through the sliding doors. As I wheeled my cart through the doors and the sky came into full view I nearly gasped! The sunset was glorious! The sky was brilliant orange and blue with the bright yellow-gold outlining the mountains. It was breathtaking! I pulled my cart over on the sidewalk and had to take a picture. I got out my iPhone and snapped one.
While I was taking the picture, several people noticed me. A couple said, "oh, nice sunset" with a quick glance to the west, another woman just smiled and then laughed (like I was from another planet seeing a sunset for the first time), and a then a young man with his family pointed at me and said "Look, she's taking a picture of the sky, that's funny". I was taken back, first, that they even noticed me and what I was doing, and second, for their own lack of recognizing the beauty of that moment.
Last night I was at the Awaken • Emerge • Create Spiritual Discussion Group and a few people talked about nature being their connection with God (Source, Universe, etc). I feel that too. When I walked out the market doors and saw that beauty - Mother Nature's show - I had no choice but to stop and be in awe. It felt like a sacred moment.
Now as I am writing this, upon further reflection, I am aware of how most people pay little attention to nature. Most of the folks coming and going from the market tonight were busy and in a hurry. They are caught up in the business of living in the modern world. A world where seeing someone appreciate an amazing sunset seems odd.
Today I am filled with gratitude for making the conscious decision to step out of "modern world" in 2001 and start living a life that is more authentic and allows me time to appreciate nature. Being able to stop and become present, in the current moment, is a gift and true blessing. Today reminded me that I want to be there more often!
In the spirit of nature's magic, Cindy