- March 29, 2015
- Local Time
- 07:29 am
No matter where I am, or how busy my days, I have long turned to nature to find calm, quietude and perspective. Looking at a sky full of stars, a stunning sunset at the beach or even — as happened during a recent visit to Golden Gate Park — the crisp whoosh of a waterfall, they all refresh my spirit and leave me feeling as if I’ve hit an internal reset button, a fresh start at hand.
Waterfalls in particular remind me of being in Kyoto, where they figured prominently in ancient Shinto purification rituals. Over the centuries, cleansing has remained an important part of Japanese culture, and I’m always struck by the sense of balance many of the modern-day habits there play into this.Read More >