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Today’s Gift for 6/21/2022

Today's Gift, Daily Inspiration: Mount Hood reflected in Lake Trillium

I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.

~Pete Hamill

Nature is the mystical, spiritual miracle present all around us every day. A walk in the woods or a hike in a park provides us with abundant evidence that we are part of something much bigger than ourselves. No one sent the bird to sing its song; no person designed a tree and planned its leaves to come forth. They are just doing their own thing. Our whole world is generously decorated by spontaneous beauty, and our senses take them in at no cost.

When we feel burdened by our problems and when we are too focused on ourselves, a walk outdoors will surely lighten the load. We can feel the wind in our face, look up at the sky and see the big and ever-changing heavens, or lie on the ground and feel the support of the earth. It is always a good practice to turn to the natural world when we feel the need for spiritual refreshment.

Today, I will get outside myself by noticing the eternal world of nature.

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Today’s reading is from the book Stepping Stones: More Daily Meditations for Men*

*Meditations can be specific, but themes are universal: apply as needed on your personal journey.

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