I found this old post and thought it would be good to repeat it again here as it speaks very well to living a spiced up life.
Do you sometimes feel like you are connected to something bigger than yourself?
We often go through our days oblivious to anything outside of ourselves and content to ignore the life that is all around us but sometimes life forces us to notice what is always there.
Last weekend Sandy and I took a short trip to the beach (one of the great joys of living in Central North Carolina is the ability to be at the beach or in the mountains within 2 ½ to 3 hours) and I was once again confronted with the majesty, beauty and power that is our living planet.
As we climbed over the bridge on the dunes to the beach I was awe struck at what lay before me. This gigantic body of living ocean lapping up on the shore with the power of untold gallons of water, salt and sand. With every wave crashing on the shore I could feel the very planet inhaling and exhaling life and vitality.
It has been some time since we have been to the ocean so I am sure that the impact of being in the presence of this massive body of water would not have struck me so profoundly had it been a more mundane experience.
What I was left with was a profound feeling of connectedness both with the planet but also to every living person, animal and plant that was present around me. The feeling was so profound that you might even call it a religious experience, a deep gratitude for the senses to experience such beauty, power and grace and the profound sense of my connection to it all.
If you have never had the opportunity to feel a connection like this, I encourage you to take the time to get out in nature, put your mind on hold and just get present to the planet that is alive all around you.
Regardless of what we create as humans there is nothing to compare to what God has created for us. It is free and available at each and every moment of each and every day.
I hope you can take a minute today to experience a little and give thanks for life you have been given.
I am thankful for mine.
Here is the video of our trip. I hope you enjoy it.