Lost and found.


Every morning and every night I visit my favourite place on Earth.

The great outdoors. 🌿

Where do you go to quiet your mind and free your soul?

Related Post: Taming your monkey mind.

37 thoughts on “Lost and found.

  1. Northern winters make it a challenge to get outside everyday, but a short walk in the cold brisk air re-energizes me. Even just a few blocks.

    When its nice out. I can’t get outside enough. Grounding and meditating to the beautiful sounds of nature. Visually, when I see nature, I see God. When I can’t get out, I take an aromatherapy bath.

    You have a beautiful and inspirational site!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nature is so grounding and peaceful. I never thought I’d take up camping again after our lads had grown up, but last year we decided to buy a tent – it takes us back to nature and I absolutely love those moments spent with family, chatting about life as we sit around the evening campfire. I re-create that sense of peace at home in my Brilliance Within Hut in the garden – it’s a special place for me.. beautiful music, candles, looking out on the garden, with a cosy heater to keep us warm in winter.. x

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hello Freakshow

    I live forest adjacent. While transcendence can occur in the redwoods, the ocean will always be where my soul thrives the most. I look forward to reading your future posts!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I love your choice of words. Transcendent + Thriving is exactly how I feel I’m outdoors. With trees being my point of entry. Though I do love the ocean as you do too. Thank you for sharing! Just reading your words takes me there. 🌲🐠


    1. This quote brought tears to my eyes the first time I read it. For so many reasons. Including how freedom is so close, so attainable, and ultimately how we must free ourselves in what is inherently β€œfree”.🌿🌳


    1. β€œThe Great Out Doors is what GOD stands for.”
      Wow! I love that! Now it all makes sense.

      The second I walk out the door and onto the blue heron trail β€” all my worries melt away. No hyperbole. They truly disappear. Thank God.

      Thank you for sharing your experiences too. I am lifted up by your relationship with mother nature. 🌿

      Liked by 1 person

  4. When I lived in the Cleveland area I would always visit one of the many metro parks to relieve stress. Here, in rural Northern California, I ironically don’t have that opportunity. There are forests all around me, but since I don’t have a car up here I can’t access them.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ironic for sure! Just the word California conjures images of mountains, forests, and water.

      Perhaps you can rethink β€œthe nature of nature”. A bird. A tree. Clouds in the sky. A full moon. Or a sunrise. The stars perhaps? Anything that can β€œtransport” you without needing a car.

      Looking up ⭐️ is one of my favs. I write about it here: https://drandreadinardo.com/2017/09/01/always-looking-up-2/

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Anywhere outdoors is my place to find myself and peace. Nothing quite like the rustling of leaves, smell of the Earth, random wildlife surviving and doing their daily stuff, and just the peace of basic surroundings. Love it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I love how your answer is so sensory! I also inhale the sweet scents and sounds of nature. The smell of fresh cut grass lifts me out of repetitive thoughts and into the moment. The rustling of autumn leaves reminds me of jumping into piles of leaves with my brothers and sisters. The wild turkeys in our local sanctuary makes me jump in laughter. Sweet sweet nature. Thank you for sharing Jai. 🍁

      Liked by 1 person

    1. I also prefer quiet (or tame) my mind vs. lose my mind. I just thought this was a super cool quote. Speaking of cool: I love how your blog brings your readers up close and personal with nature every day. What a gift you have in photography Brad. Thank you for sharing your lens with the world. πŸ“·πŸ–€

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s