Lost and found.

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

The great outdoors. ๐ŸŒฟ

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

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32 thoughts on “Lost and found.

    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. ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ–ค

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    1. Me too! And the best part about trees & birds is how they are everywhere! Making renewal possible โ€” no matter where, no matter when. The challenge is to open the door & surrender whatโ€™s left to Mother Nature.. ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿฆ… ๐ŸŒฒ

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  1. 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.

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    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. ๐Ÿ

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  2. 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.

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

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

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

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

      The second I walk out the door and onto the blue heron trail โ€” 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. ๐ŸŒฟ

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    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 โ€œfreeโ€.๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ

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  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!

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    1. I love your choice of words. Transcendent + Thriving is exactly how I feel Iโ€™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. ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ 

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