I have a question for you. How do you clear your head? What works for you?
Sometimes my vision get clouded and obscured like the windshield on my car in the Header Photo of this blog. I took that photo from the backseat on a quick day trip to SF. We wanted to take a visitor from Africa to the city and that rainy day was our only option. San Francisco, by the way, looks just as good in the rain. I’m thankful though for the windshield wipers that make it easier to read street signs and get where you’re going.
Sometimes I wish life came with windshield wipers to help clarify the road ahead and make the important signs easier to read.
I found that even a brief exposure to The Great Outdoors can generate clarity.
We just returned from a few days in the Sierras and I feel deep down refreshed and refocused.
The sound of wind in tall pines, a completely non-manmade sound, felt like it blew through me not just around me. It makes the aspen leaves quake, but it made me go still. The craggy skyline of pine and fir draped like a shawl over the shoulders of those mountains pulled my eyes up from the low horizon and helped me see some things through a wider lens.
I didn’t go to the mountains looking for clarity, but I’m glad I discovered it when I got there.
So, fellow bloggers and friends, I’m wondering what helps you clear your head? What do you do purposely to gain clarity? Or have you happily stumbled on it like I did?
Driving home today a line of Psalm 95 came to mind.
For the LORD is the great God the great King above all gods.
In his hands are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land
Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.