We had an interesting speaker at a recent virtual church service. She asked us what we envisioned as our internal landscape, our inner place of peace. People had many fascinating responses.
Mountain lake: cool, clear water, with Tall old groves of trees.
I would be an open sky FULL of stars!
The undergrowth- I am creating the path to the reality I hope for.
A still, clear lake.
A forest trail.
I’d be a tall craggy mountain covered with ice and frozen.
A nest in a tree of dense leaves
I would be a valley surrounded by mountains.
A high vista looking out to sea.
A mountain ridge.
An Andean hilltop village.
A tide flat.
A winding path leading up into the foothills.
Wide ocean beach.
A soft rolling wave
A beloved vegetable garden.
Pacific Ocean being rippled by the waves.
I’d be the subalpine meadows that surround Mount Rainier, covered in wildflowers.
A trail, exposed to hot sunlight and some shade here and there.
An island on the edge of the ocean.
A dark, mossy forest.
An old tree standing in a densely shaded wood.
I am the pathway up the mountain out of the darkness into the light.
A mountain stream… flowing to unknown places…
A sailboat on the Mediterranean.
What I loved about this exercise is that it revealed how unique we all are, while at the same time showing how connected we are to the earth. It reveals that we all have a place of inner peace within us, if only we can tap into it. I think that in these high stress times, we need these internal landscapes now more than ever.