I went out town to be with nature for a few days, as I was finding it very difficult finding peace and being in harmony with my inner self in the city.
Nature can teach us a lot about harmony and tranquility. The sky, the water and the land/trees each displays their own beauty, and yet one does not steal the other from the natural beauty God created. Instead, they are in harmony with one another; and together they portray a greater beauty of God.
So I went to seek Gods guidance and break from the same daily routine and city noise, and be in tune with nature.
It took a while for me to adjust as I could see the beauty that lay in front of me, but my mind was too busy with troubled thoughts for me to really enjoy what I was seeing.
One of my biggest challenges that I face is learning how to be the master of my thoughts.
We don’t realize the power of our thoughts until we are faced with great difficulty that requires us to 'over-think' the situation. The more I get in tune with my thoughts, the more I can see how much for granted I am taking it.
God gave us the greatest gift of thought, the ability to think for ourselves and bring flourishing to everyone around us. We are made or unmade by our thoughts.
James Allen in his book “As A Man Thinketh” said it well “just as the gardener cultivates the plot, keeping it free from weeds and cultivating the flowers and fruits which are required, so may we tend the garden of our mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts and cultivating towards perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts."
The encouraging part is that it is possible, but the hardest part is the practice of control. I am teaching myself every day take control of my thoughts and not just let everything in.