Category Archives: Nature

Sow a Seed – The Miracle of Growth

Is there anything more miraculous than seeing something grow…? A child, a tree, a cat, a vegetable, or a tiny plant? You don’t need a garden to sow a seed and watch it turn to a plant. Already before I … Continue reading

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Magical Meetings

There is so much happiness inside me when I am out hiking – just the fact of walking in Nature! Sometimes, however, this happiness turns into pure bliss, and that is when I have an encounter with a wild animal. … Continue reading

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Even Closer to Nature

Living at the edge of a tiny village in the mountains and having the privilege of spending several hours outdoors every day (hiking or gardening), I already feel pretty close to nature. I go out in any kind of weather, … Continue reading

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Heading Downwards

Up in the mountains, the end of winter is always a bit difficult for hikers. There is not enough snow left to really enjoy snowshoeing, but still too much to walk without them higher up – you get wet feet … Continue reading

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Early Mornings

We all have different biological clocks. There are people who aren’t really awake until after lunch, even if their working schedule forces them to be up and running already at 7 AM. Other people enjoy waking up with the birds, … Continue reading

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Refreshed by Winter

Winter solitude in a world of one colour the sound of wind. Matsuo Basho I say winter, and I guess you think ”snow”. Alas, many places winter are not sparkling white at all, but mainly grey, humid and windy. We … Continue reading

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White Light Meditation

In wintertime, when days are dark and grey, we need strategies to avoid getting gloomy. People turn on extra lights in their houses, or even take light therapy, plan for the next sunny beach vacation, or light dozens of candles. … Continue reading

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Moon Child

Tonight I’m unable to fall asleep. I toss and turn in my bed, thoughts chase each other and nothing seems able to calm them down. Impossible to control the whirlwind in my head by counting my breaths or doing a … Continue reading

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My Body is My Temple

“Don’t you realise that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?” (1 Corinthians 6:19) Most of us probably do, but do we live out the real meaning of this quote: a harmonious unity of body and mind; equal, … Continue reading

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In Between Seasons

Summer still lingers on up here: temperatures at midday are around 25C and I’ve been able to hike in shorts and sleeveless tops. Every day like this is a precious gift, and very consciously I enjoy the fresh breeze against … Continue reading

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