I went to Radnor Lake State Park this afternoon after work and did my super hike. It was just as good as I had hoped it would be. I’ll stop short of saying it was magical, but it was close.
There’s just something about being able to drive a bit off the main road in the middle of the city of Nashville and find pure nature. I don’t know why being in nature is so therapeutic, but it does wonders for my soul. I honesty don’t know why I don’t go into nature more often.
For me, it almost feels like a sacred place that I would profane by talking, so I try to be silent and pay attention as much as possible. Sometimes, I get caught up in my own thoughts and lose track of what’s around me, but I’m training myself to be in the moment as much as possible, so I don’t miss anything.
At Radnor, what I might miss are the deer, turkeys, squirrels, chipmunks, and other assorted wildlife critters. Plus, the way the sun shining through the trees creates such amazing shadow and light. So I figure my job is to keep my eyes open and just be amazed.
I hear that also works well in life. I just might try it.