We can find joy in all of our life's seasons. In fact, we bring the joy.
As we were nearing the apex of the day's hike, we heard a noise off in the distance. It was a loud whhhrrrrr. Right after hearing it, we both recognized it as the sound of a zip line.
This is one of the best times of year for me...the beginning of the non-snow hiking season. I am sharing some of the fun pix from the early hikes thus fa
Saying whatever we want, whenever we want, however we want is not freedom. Real freedom is not feeling the need to say these things.
We practice Shamatha to slow down our agitated mind and gain stability. When we offer our mind a chance to calm down, we are offering ourselves a chance to observe and understand our inner workings.
When we're caught in a store of emotions, we can practice to be like the trunk and become still, not carried away by our thinking and emotions.
Today, Ann and I climbed up more than half way to 4.1 miles. We had a 2,100 foot elevation increase on this wonderfully beautiful journey on a day with perfect hiking weather. Another key milestone for today was the fact that we reached 9,500 feet of altitude on the hike. That is the highest I have ever been hiking.
On a nice Sunday afternoon I decided to go back into Rock Canyon. I couldn't get anyone to go with me because the forecast was calling for rain and maybe thunderstorms.
Again, my morning commune with nature and the outdoors took me to a wonderful experience of nature, beauty and relaxation.
My morning commune today was focused on something you see a lot of here on my blog: Mount Timpanogos in Provo, UT.