There is much talk of the heart leading our lives where we follow our heart, our sixth sense; instinct. Phrases such as ‘heart-felt’, ‘break my heart’, ‘from the bottom of my heart’ are much used; as though the heart plays a major rôle in our lives.
With Nature, the heart releases tangible emotions when an observer is moved by beautiful scenery, a riverside or lake; accompanying sounds and scents.
The natural environment; Nature at its best and most influential, tempts, motivates a walker to ‘engage’ with the scenery, reaching a state of awe and appreciation.
Naturally, it is personal perception, but walking beside a river or lake certainly connects with the heart; so much to observe.
When presented with the most beautiful scenery; a lake for example, where the surface is so calm, the heart becomes at one with peace and tranquillity offered by such a beautiful presence.
A lake surrounded by elegant fern trees seems to be a natural addition to an already wonderful scene. The ferns seemingly guard the waters with their stately presence. Such feelings and emotions are clearly heart-driven; an expanding influence upon an observer. Gentle vibes generated by such a scene.
The sight of a lake releases inner senses; calmness, serenity. In contrast, a waterfall or fast-flowing river ignites another level of consciousness; a dynamic, fast-flowing spectacle creates vibes that could launch a moon rocket!
There is little doubt that the heart plays an active rôle, influencing a level of emotional rapport. ‘Heartfelt’ being an appropriate phrase.
While rivers flow; continuous movement and accompanying sounds, a lake are calm and serene. A lake offers such gentility and fragrant calming of heart and mind. A truly Divine creation.
Where waters meet the dryness of the river bank; perhaps a gentle flow; a subtle sound. Peaceful.
When one has visited a truly spectacular lake or a gently flowing river, during a quiet moment of reflection the mind wanders; thoughts of the beauty and spiritual experience; forever in the memory.
A lake can release an inner serenity; a level of synergy with Nature. During such delightful thoughts, sights and sounds visit as if imagination becomes reality. One is transferred instantly, faster than the speed of light for there is no pause; heart and mind instantly standing at the lakeside. Sitting or standing, just a little distant from the purity of Divine nature, then suddenly you are ‘there’, at one with Nature. The feeling graces heart and mind as no other element can. A serene presence; an angel caresses senses as if calming to the heart
And now to close the eyes, enhancing all so far seen and witnessed. Trust your heart to connect with a surreal dimension guiding you along a magical pathway.
Seeing phenomena invisible with open eyes, but joyous when closed. Senses enhanced. Indeed, another dimension. A dream? Awakening from a dream only to realize you were instantly transported to a faraway land, where the adored lake awaits. A renewal of gratitude and imagination. Thus fantasy to the reality of heart and soul.
Does the heart manage the mind? Do we follow the purity of our instincts? A heart-felt almost subliminal presence. A pause for thought, perhaps.
How connected is the heart to Mother Nature and the Universe? The heart conveys, facilitates emotion. Nature and the lake; emotion of delight in its purest form.
Nature’s beauty frees the heart as if opening arms in an embrace of pure love. The heart, a stepping stone to a Universe of light and freedom of senses.
Follow the heart; a true pathway offering an essence of creativity. A dream that ignites a dimension of not only joy and ecstasy but of calm, serenity, and tranquillity. Such an atmosphere a lake can create. Absorb the magic feeling.
And so the heart returns to the lake; we follow with anticipation supreme to be greeted by a setting sun on the horizon; myriad colors blessing the senses.
Time to sleep, perchance to dream. Awakening to a sunrise proclaiming a new day as Mother Nature prepares herself to offer yet another day of wonder, enlightenment, and generosity.
Beside the lake, dreams come true.