Today, we are going to do something we haven’t done for quiet a while, although I walk this way often. We’re taking our travel mugs & treat with us to find a spot by the water to have our time of reflection together.
Even with its icy blasts of wind coming up from the Antarctic here on the east coast of Australia in our Autumn…A little adventure outdoors is enticing!
After walking around the corner at the end of my street we come to the waterfront & notice it’s low tide…at high tide the waves lap this grassy shoreline & the little beach disappears beneath the tide.
Entering a small Pine forest, we hear the eerie whispers of the wind as it races through the trees & plays tunes upon the pine needles.
A little path has been etched out by the feet of fellow walkers. Who frequent this spot to appreciate the wonders of God’s creation…as we amble through we hear the scuttling of disturbed creatures of the under brush while our eyes adjust to the darkness under the forest canopy.
Exiting we discover that an Oyster colony has left an irregular heart shape on the rocks…we marvel at this & notice most have vacated their homes…or fallen victim to the Pied Oyster Catchers.
True Nature’s are reflected
And we come to a spot where the beautiful clear blue sky is reflected in the waters of the estuary, as the boats sway too & fro on their moorings with each gust of wind & pull of the current…
I often ponder, when I see the sky reflected on large bodies of water like this, either a blue sky or a dark & moody one, for both are reflected on the surface…what is my life reflecting.
I’m reminded of the wisdom left to us by the ancients…
As waters reflect the face, so one’s life is reflected from the heart.
Words of wisdom
My hubby always says;
‘what is within a person, their true nature, will be reflected through the heart attitude in the little everyday incidents of life’.
Whether the heart is truly loving or not, whether true kindness abounds or meanness lurks, whether the heart is generous or holds tight to selfish motives will be revealed little by little…
Food for thought, don’t you think?
I often ponder my own heart attitude & which nature is being reflected, many x great granny Eve & grandpa Adam’s nature or the renewed nature of the Holy Spirit. Hmmmmm…attitude checks are important.
We end our time by sipping our hot cuppa’s having found a sheltered spot from the icy wind, drinking in the breathtaking beauty of this beautiful water wonderland created by God.
Until next time,
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