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Where do you find your sanctuary? Your sacred place?

Like this Hermann Hesse quote, I find sanctuary with the trees and with Nature… meditating in or walking through a forest, sitting at the ocean’s edge contemplating the sky and the water, strolling through a meadow, sitting on a riverbank.

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This morning, I found it sitting on our balcony listening to the wind rustle in the maple trees and the song of the chickadee. Tomorrow, it may be a walk in the park, or sitting at my altar holding a sprig of mountain ash.

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

Hermann Hesse, “Wandering”

Photographed with my iPhone in #PacificSpiritPark, Vancouver BC