“All Is Well” Moments – A Pause That Refreshes The Body And Mind

Alright, I’ll be the first to admit it. This may be a little more existential than most people are ready for…BUT – and this is a big but – I’m certain I’m not the only person to have moments like this, especially in the wilderness.

Anyway. I love fall! I love the colors. I love the cooler temperatures. I love the crisp, clear blue skies. And I love the sound of walking through fallen leaves.

Our foliage is nowhere near peak right now – still lots of green in the mountains – and if not brilliant, it promises to be a good year.

I finally got to go for a walk in the woods, first time in a while, and it was the best day ever. Resting next to a bold stream, I found a deep, calm pool below a tiny waterfall. Brightly colored leaves were dancing an endless ballet, telling a story of unseen forces, in the constantly changing eddies.

In fact, if it weren’t for the leaves you would never know there were invisible currents below the surface. Much like life itself.

How could you not take pause to reflect at such a beautiful spot…at such a perfect moment?

This is, for me, what I like to call an “all is well” moment. My life works when I’m in the woods, taking time to notice what’s around me. My thoughts become clearer. My creativity soars. My spirit is renewed. And I come out more refreshed, more focused, more relaxed.

It’s the very reason why I hike so much.

Take time to find your “all is well” moments within nature. It’ll change your life and you’ll never be the same person again.

I’d love to hear what renews your spirit. Maybe it’s a gorgeous view, sitting under the largest tree in the forest or meditating on a lone boulder. I don’t know…whatever. Give us an idea in the comments section.

6 thoughts on ““All Is Well” Moments – A Pause That Refreshes The Body And Mind

  1. I love the fall sound of squirrels cutting like there is no tomorrow in a big hickory tree. It is amazing just how noisy one tiny squirrel can be at a buffet!

  2. I like to find a secluded area and enjoy a nice view. It’s a little hard here in Korea because you’re not supposed to leave the trails. In the afternoon though most people start to leave the mountain so I can still find a spot to relax and unwind. That’s how I get my “all is well” moments.

    • So glad you’ve got a plan! I can only imagine how much more important it must be to find some quiet reflection when you’re outside your normal surroundings, like a different country and culture.

  3. It is important to slow down during a hike. Last month I was walking in the middle of wine country. No trees – only vines. I came upon a lonely tree and decided to sit there to get some shade. The sound of the wind on those leaves was something else. I wish I had recorded it. Nothing else but wind on the leaves.

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