SHINRIN YOKU (Forest Bathing)
Tip-toe-ing, I enter nature's house of prayer: leaf rustle, leaf crunch, soft sighing breezes, bird-chirp, chipmunk chatter, thick friendly trunks covered with moss and old man's beard. Staunch, enduring, arms pointing to heaven, the forest is teaching us how to pray. My footsteps slow. My ears attune to Deep Listening. My heartbeat slows to join that of the Earth Mother. I breathe in Peace. I breathe out thankfulness. My prayer: that a world this beautiful will continue to exist.
Forest green and gold,
I take your deep peace with me
out into the world.
Joining Mimi's Blogblast for Peace again. Come join us. This year the theme is Green. Thank you, Mimi, for all of your work for peace through these years we have journeyed together.