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I Find Peace and Solace In Nature

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    Power In The Stillness

    As I learn to heal, I see more and more how much of my strength I draw from nature.  When my therapist asked me to describe to her my perfect safe place, I spoke of a riverbank in the woods, far away from any other people.There is strength to be found, rooted with trees; and...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2011

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    A Place To Think

    Walking up onto the hillside The cool breeze on my face The evening sun low in the sky The call of birds in trees nearby My place to escape to get away from hassles of my day.
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2011

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    Greenwich Park Probably the Best Chill Out Spot In the World

    When I am world weary... I go to the park.  Find my favourite spot... lie flat on my back and enjoy the sky.  If I get lucky might seem some squirrels. All that green grass, and the beauty of it makes my soul smile.
    Oregano Oregano 26-30, F Apr 1, 2008

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    Mother Earth

    My father being part Cherokee taught me from a young age that nature was sacred and to be respected. He taught me that we are all one. If we violate nature we violate ourselves and our fellow man. When I  am in  the woods I can feel so much solace hearing the wind through the...
    blackcloud1313 blackcloud1313 41-45, F Nov 11, 2011

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    Up In The Mountains

    The other day, a friend posted a story about his recent hike into the mountains, and it reminded me of hikes that my father and I used to take while we lived on Maui. Our home was on a farm, which sat tucked away in a valley within the West Maui Mountains. The road we lived on...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    As Always..

    The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst...
    whydoiloveyou whydoiloveyou 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2010

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    Nature Is All

    I need to interact with nature on a personal basis very frequently, or I can't seem to regroup my thoughts or feelings. Nature holds all of the extremes - from the strongest to the gentlest...from the quietest to the ear-shattering...the wettest to the most desiccated...it holds...
    Kaeli624 Kaeli624 51-55 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    I Live In A Magic Forest....

    ...where the wind sings with the trees...hundreds of trees, rocking in the breeze. Where the road is made of dirt and rock and the wildflowers are already beginning to peak out amongst the grasses. It's something I've always wanted: my own land. Raw, pristine, uncut. The...
    texastomgirl texastomgirl 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2012

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    Sister Of The Earth.

    You know some people are brothers and sisters of the Night? It's like this,except it's of the Earth. I can feel the Earths pain,fear, grace,love etc. I'm and Earth Empath. I am a sister of the Earth,as well as a sister of the Night. It's simply what I am. I know in time I could...
    Goldpaw Goldpaw 13-15 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    Escape

    We all need to escape, even from ourselves at times. I love to meander on an empty beach, hearing the waves caress the beach. I love to roam through a meadow and capture its essence in my mind. I love to be surrounded by tall trees, who remind me I am but a human woman...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F Sep 7, 2013

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    As I was walking my dog I'd noticed

    that my azalea shrubs flowers were wilting and falling to the ground, though in death they're releasing their flowery aroma and reminds me that even in death there's a beauty, though the wilting flower can also be seen as beautiful, once you look without your eyes the beauty is...
    magentafoxfire magentafoxfire 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Desiderata Poem

      -- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s -- Not "Found in Old St. Paul's Church"! -- see below Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 29, 2010

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    To Breathe The Air, And Walk The Earth...

    There are times where Nature is the only place I can find solace. I'll walk through a wood and softly speak aloud about whatever it is thats troubling me. The rocks and trees, they hear my tale with the patience of the very ancient. They do not interrupt. They do not judge...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    Peace And Solace

    Peace and solace,I find it in nature,I feel at one,When I'm with nature,There's nowhere else,I'd rather be.
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2011

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    Backyard Beauty.

    As the moonlight gently kisses the back of my neck,  I contemplate the sweet patterns of lights she dances around the gums and other trees.  The stars shine down on me each one gently blessing me with hope and wonder.  It is 3am and there is not a soul around except for the...
    badbinary badbinary 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    Peace And...

    I was going through one of the worst times in my life.  I had three kids who needed me and I could barely function.  I remember reaching a point one evening where I could barely breathe, my heart was pounding, my head was spinning and I felt like a crazed, caged animal...
    Myonis108 Myonis108 56-60, F 33 Responses Aug 19, 2009

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    I find that it is when I am strolling through

    my local woods, or out birdwatching or hiking in the beautiful countryside surrounding my city, or just walking by the seashore that I am most at peace. I find that in observing nature and being surrounded by it, by the birds, by the other animals, by the trees, by the flowers...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 10

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    yellowroom yellowroom 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Peace And Solace

    Peace and Solace,Find it in nature,All it's moods,Life forms,They fascinate me,Natures wonders,Never ending.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    Part Of A Bigger Picture

    I have always been an outdoors person. Every since I was a kid I have always been mystified and comfortable outside in nature. I feel a sense of peace being around the tree's and the grass and the bird's.I guess being outside in nature gives me a sense of peace I don't normally...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Jul 3, 2012

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    I Love Nature

    I love the feeling of not being able to aee anything manmade and have only the sounds of the wind through the trees and birds and rustling of animals etc... I love to hike through the woods and come across those places that just have a special energy that I am drawn...
    LndsJmps LndsJmps 26-30 3 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    I wish I spent more time in it.

    I love nature so much. It makes me feel loved and comforted.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F Feb 15

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    Grate

    It so peaceful being outside where everything is so simple and quit. You can hear the birds talking and and listen to the trees swaying in the wind.
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M Aug 18, 2008

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    I Talk To The Wind

    Is it just me, or does the wind speak? I could sit alone anywhere outdoorsy and just listen. It's as though I communicate telepathically with nature. So many thoughts and ideas just pop up in my head, and I can't help but think it's the wind blowing through the trees doing that...
    Skeevy5446 Skeevy5446 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2012

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    A Little Secret

    I've always loved to be outdoors, ever since I was a child. I would play in the surrounding woods with my neighborhood friends in the forts our parents help build, my dad took me to the spots where he used to play battlefield and show off rocks he had splattered with red paint to...
    warclaw warclaw 22-25, F Sep 18, 2011

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    "no Solace Anyway"..................................

    Whenever I go out there are so many situations that force me to be around others. Whenever I around alot of people I feel this pressure come on to me and I cannot stop thinking about weather or not they are talking or making fun of me or just 'laughing' at me. Such as when I'm at...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F Aug 20, 2011

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    Nature Is a Lovely Symphony

    I love to go on hikes and just sit amongst the trees listening to the sound of the leaves rustling in the wind, the flapping of a bird's wing and the crunching of dry leaves in the Fall under my feet.  Whatever I'm feeling, whatever I'm going through - being in nature has...
    Suckerpunch Suckerpunch 36-40 4 Responses May 9, 2008

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    It Started With Rain

    We loaded up the camping & horse gear while the rain mass was pulling out. We pitched our tents in the dark using headlamps my friend brought with - very helpful! We had plenty of wood for *Fire* Amazing foods yummy savories fruits and nuts. Taste so good in the fresh air. We...
    okay10 okay10 41-45, F Sep 19, 2011

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    Nature Child

    through all the ups and downs in life, it is nature that sustains me, nurtures me and soothes me.Living in the hills, listening to the birds and the wind in the trees, watching the horses cantering around the paddocks..that is the only time i dare to believe in a god.
    shenightowl shenightowl 51-55, F 9 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    Pure Happiness

    I just spent a few hours in nature, listening to the falling snow, tree hugging, watching the sky, thinking and walking with my best friend through the white frozen fields. The wind and the snow falling in my face, the vast space and the deer standing on the horizon, I felt so...
    backpackfairy backpackfairy 22-25, F Dec 4, 2012

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    So Peaceful

    When I'm having a rough day, I can go sit outside and relax. I love to feel the warmth of the sun on my face while the wind plays gently with my hair and the birds sing softly to me. It is just so peaceful and relaxing! nothing in the world compares to the peace I feel in that...
    kzoodiana kzoodiana 36-40, F Feb 27, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    A tree will be born again by falling seeds with no help from man but in the care of dear Sun, protected by silence. Maybe it needs that loneliness and silence in order to focus...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F Jul 28

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    Im a different person when i'm close to nature. I find peace and wonder how beautiful it is..... Gods created this nature so perfect. Nature brings a perfect person in me.....I...
    meaningful2216 meaningful2216 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 13

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    Where i find peace..
    moonii moonii 18-21, F Aug 7

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    Hello people :) And hello to everybody who is tired of this sistem and how whole world funcions... I'm 24 yr old cook who just wants to have peace and enjoy nature. Becouse im very...
    DifferentKind DifferentKind 22-25, M Aug 4

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    I do not get out in the back country as much as I would like to , even though it is the perfect antidote to the modern life that I live , I am sure my story is not so different...
    ManitobaRain ManitobaRain 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    August 26. Making Amends. "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." —Step Nine of Al-Anon When we make amends...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    August 26. Making Amends. "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." —Step Nine of Al-Anon When we make amends...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Im out out doing a summer job in Alaska and this is what I get to wake up to everyday, it's a true experienceto explore Nature and finding out about yourself. I enjoy being in...
    JusDave JusDave 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Animal and Nature lover!They are living things! It's part of us and around us! Without animals and nature we wouldn't be here!It's all natural and not man made which is the best...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    define peace !, for me peace is only word is not real and its not exist , why would human grieving for peace when it's impossible to achieve it ? there's no way we can get this...
    SadManInSadWorld SadManInSadWorld 18-21, M Aug 16

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    elieve in god and peace.. God z there .. Decide how to find him... Its up to u... He z within u or outside u... Answer is hidden n question :) :)
    ivonita2 ivonita2 22-25, F Jul 31

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    Isn't that everyone's desire To be happy in yourself Satisfied Content At peace with yourself and the world. Such a simple request But do hard to achieve If you have Share your...
    TreasureofT TreasureofT 36-40, F Aug 9

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    What is it about the people that i care about that always leaves me kinda dissapointed? honestly I think it's time I just give up already cuz what's supposed to make me feel better...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    The striking scenery and ideal place for me!I notice that i remember more nature places than urban places!So i have more pleasant memories in nature rather than...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Aug 4

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    I love nature. If there is one other great gift that the Lord has given us aside from life, that would be NATURE. Only God can make such awesome creation. A true manifestation on...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The willingness to feel aweDo we still have it?It's easy to lose while we're moving along with our livesBut we can hold on to it if we tryThere are wonderful things,Things than can...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 6

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    I'm not religious. Not even spiritual. But some religious people describe themselves as feeling humbled in what they believe to be the presence of their deity. I wasn't sure what...
    Aikin2 Aikin2 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I love how so many of you beg for people's attention by adding all of these experiences like. * I'm lonely * I want someone to talk to * I have no friends * I want a best friend...
    iamonamission iamonamission 13-15, M Aug 4

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    August 5. Attitudes Toward Money. Sometimes, our life and history may be so full of pain that we think it totally unfair that we have to grow up now and be financially...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 5

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