This is one of the places I go to maintain equilibrium. If I’m cross, sad, tired or depressed, this view will restore me. I sit on the fence for 15 or 20 minutes and just let the quiet and beauty in through my eyes to fill my head. It does the job every time.
The Indians have an expression for it: Taking Darshan, (from the Sanskrit: दर्शन). It means ‘Auspicious Sight’, or beholding with reverence. I don’t expect a sight of any divine being, but I do sit and become peaceful, and simply appreciate and feel thankful that this is available to me.
I have many things to be thankful for. For many of you out there, it’s Thanksgiving today. In Australia we don’t celebrate it, but I thought it was an opportune moment to count my blessings, enjoy being alive, and show you my go-to for peace of mind. Nice, isn’t it?
Have a good day.