iMeditate: Connecting With the Silence Within

December 3, 2014 6:10 PM

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My hands glide to and fro at my side as I slowly walk back to the edge of the grove in Redwood National Park. Groups of visitors come streaming in through the forest pathway, but immediately fall silent when they enter the inner enclosure. Massive tree trunks like enormous pillars loom overhead, so tall you can barely make out the canopy above. No signs to admonish anyone for talking here but all fall silent as if they are walking into a sacred space. It's almost like being in a cathedral, except the distance is measured in acres, not feet. Instead of stone columns, you are walking among these colossal beings, with the undergrowth crunching softly beneath you.

The still and quiet pervades the entire space and a deep feeling of calm wells up inside me. I feel totally in sync with my surroundings and continue to gaze at these marvels of creation with a mixture of awe and reverence. How many thousands of years would they have witnessed here in this grove dur...

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