Warm, Sunny Days in the Vastness of the Wilds Melt Our Awareness into a Naturally Meditative Mindset
The warm, sunny days I spent at Great Sand Dunes last weekend put me into a naturally meditative state of mind. There's something about both the heat and the quality of light present there that cause my awareness to melt and expand, taking on the spaciousness, lightness and freedom of the landscape in such a way that my thoughts begin to seem echo-like and surreal, as though they are coming from an ancient time and from a very great distance. Add to this the fact that some of the views make me feel like I'm at the seashore - where the roar of silence permeates my entire being - and the meditation experience at The Dunes becomes downright intoxicating!
Photos: Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO, April 2-3, 2016
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.