It pays to listen to your soul when it tells you to please be quiet and to just listen. It pays to go out to feel the gentle stirrings of the earth, to accept the healing balm that the earth offers.
My senses awaken when the world is in front of me. Scenes like this always leave lasting effects on me. It soothes me. It strengthens me. It finds its way to my heart and dissipates my crowded thoughts. It prepares me to face the demands of life with confidence, hope, and joy. It never fails.
Tomorrow is a holiday in the Philippines and we are going to have a long break. May you all have a quiet and peaceful weekend and may your souls be immersed in the overwhelming beauty that surrounds you.
To our Muslim brothers who are celebrating Eid’l Fitr, Salaam ‘alaykum wa rahmat-Allaahi wa barakaatuhu.