At least this is one view of a bigger picture, my view yesterday from the Coast Path near Maenporth - and its not a bad one.
I had to walk to get this however, its not the one I see from my window. I had to break a sweat and push myself through this weird body lethargy I seem to have developed these last few years, but once I hit my stride it got easier and easier and this awesome serenity was my reward.
It's too easy to get lost in the troubles churning before us. It is a daily battle to rise above ones own thoughts that seem hell bent on ruining the day, the week, the month, the whole life. My mind is not my best friend at times and I can easily spiral into guilt, remorse, regret and negativity. I know those things like I know the back of my own hand and to push them away is never easy.
My only way out is to get out. To walk, breathe fresh air, feel the breeze and hear the water. Once outside the pressure falls away and I feel free and whole again. I can even smile!
I believe we are all at a point of revelation in our evolution. In other words we are getting to see ourselves oh so clearly. The time when we could pretend to be something or someone we are not has passed. We are being seen for who and what we are and we are having to deal with it. All is being revealed to us. We are having to see it. We are seeing this in the wider world too as the illusions are shattered day by day.
The view of our world inside and out is not like this picture. At least, mine isn't. Mine is a storm blowing, waves crashing, wind howling, not a smooth calm evening with water like glass. Mine has sea monsters lurking beneath the depths and dragons scorching the earth. All I want to do is burrow into the ground and close my eyes until it blows over, but the storm never ends and the dragons never leave. I have to see them.
But I love myself too. Not in conceit, but in respect for a long life lived and the effort it has taken to get this far. I let myself off the lead every so often and go for a walk.
There is nothing like Nature to soothe the deep wounds of Life.