Majestic mountains, glittering seas, lush forests, and vast open fields reveal Earth’s beauty in its purest form. When we surround ourselves with Nature—and surrender to it—serenity enters our being. The body relaxes, the mind reboots, the spirit rejoices.
Being in Nature is one of the most powerful paths into the 3D mind. Standing on a peak, wandering the woods, yielding to wind and rain, watching water fall, we experience a humbling of the ego, an expansion of the spirit, and a deep sense of connection.
I have always loved mountains and seas. Mountains are steady, unmoving; seas in perpetual flow. Both, in their immensity, inspire reverence and awe. Both can be treacherous for survival. Yet, both have harbored life for millennia of humanity and for eons long before.
Fjords, where mountains and seas meet in spectacular grandeur, are among my favorite natural wonders. Fjords are long, deep, narrow arms of the seas surrounded by mountainous cliffs. Formed by the movement of glaciers through the ages, and bedecked in waterfalls each spring and summer as melting snow speeds to meet the seas, they harbor some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery.
In years past, my love of the fjords has taken me to the pristine Fiordland National Park in New Zealand and the stunning Patagonia coastline in Chile. Yet, it was a visit to the fjords of Norway this summer that has left me longing to return again and again. Perhaps because there, at the edge of the midnight sun, Nature was always in sight, inspiring insight.
The magnificence of the fjords can scarcely be conveyed by two-dimensional photographs. Yet, sometimes pictures move us to move. They inspire us to wander forth and gather our own, as enduring symbols of a deeper journey. May these, from this summer in Norway, inspire you to meet Nature more, wherever in the world it finds you.