Morning’s first light
so crisp…so cool
rays like fingers
reach over the mountain
the only movement observed
except for what moves in your heart
Yes…this is what I was craving
though I had no idea
Put me in a place
that makes me shut down the noise
makes me turn inward
Thank you for this beauty
for this respite
the landscape of my soul is quiet
I look inside
and I notice places I haven’t seen in a long time
Like going home after an extended trip
This moment of stillness
evaporates the incessant meaningless sounds
and restores my balance
restores my connection
restores my faith and hope
45 thoughts on “Morning in the Canyon”
Ah! Blessed peace & tranquility!
Hi DeBorah!! YES!! You can’t imagine how blessedly peaceful it was 🙂 I need to get me some more of that!! Hope all is well up there 🙂 <3
So beautiful and peaceful Lorrie! 🙂 I feel so happy that you found this place of stillness again 🙂 <3 And the photo is gorgeous too 🙂
Thank you sweet Angel!! It was truly miraculous and I am so grateful for those moments! Sometimes we know when we are in the middle of something special exactly when we are in it…and it is beautiful. Much love to you dear Trini! <3
Blessitudes to you dear Lorrie! ♥
How are you my friend? I send you lots of love. I was browsing through photos the other day and came upon our leis on the boardwalk…and I got a giant smile!!! <3
Lorrie that special day is printed on my heart. I hope you are feeling better and that things are going great for you! ♥
Beautiful, Lorrie, the way beauty can strike the moment like a Zen teacher’s slap, and send our strange thoughts scurrying. The way we can come home to ourselves after we’ve been away. The way the world is always just such an invitation… Thank you for the lovely moment…
Oh, Michael…I’m so happy it was a moment like THAT for you!! I am very grateful my words had that impact. It feels good to know that the moment I had was conveyed to you here. Thank you <3
I love this Lorrie. <3
Coming home to faith, hope and dreams!
Hi Val! It is a beautiful place to come home to…yes? Thank you so much…it makes me so happy to share this! Much love to you <3
I really like the line “Like going home after an extended trip”
Oh…I can interpret it so many ways, Kim. Not the least of which would be the extended trip I took from connecting with my soul! I keep you in my prayers dear friend <3
Is there any better place to come home to?
Hi Louise…no that I am aware of 🙂 Thank you so much. I hope all is super with you <3
🙂 Giant smile!! Thank you <3
Hi Dennis 🙂 Thank you! I’m so moved by your writings of late (well…ALWAYS really!) Thanks for stopping by <3
What a beautiful post and feelings you’ve conveyed here Lorrie. I’m delighted that you found this blessed peace and stillness. May it nourish and restore you more and more. It might be time for a morning in the canyon for me too! XD
hugs, smiles and sweet silence to you my dear one…
I would highly recommend it dear Brad!! 🙂 I am still amazed at how quiet it was!! I rarely have experienced that sound in my life …usually my nature meditations are near the sea…there is always sound. It was very special and I do feel restored. Thank you my friend 🙂 I hope all is wonderful in your world!! <3
Thanks Lorrie. Did you physically go to a quiet canyon area or just your inner sanctuary? I’ve experienced some amazingly beautiful, quiet and remote areas, but it’s been a long time. 🙂
Hi Brad. I was both physically there and in my inner sanctuary!! I was on a business trip in Tucson Arizona. I wish I had a little more time for pleasure as I would have explored that canyon and mountain on foot! (Even though there are MANY things…snakes…mountain lions…to name 2! that would have scared me to death!!) They say people are either ocean or mountain people…I have always known it is the ocean for me. But I have to say I may need to explore a mountain or two and keep my options open 😉 <3
I like both, and don’t live near either at the moment. But we can carry the memory and energy of those beautiful places with us. Hugs! 🙂
This is lovely Lorrie…
Thank you, Jewels 🙂 🙂 I’m happy it spoke to you <3
This is perfect <3 Perfect!
Thanks for your offering of your own return to stillness.
A consistent message that always brings me home, too.
Ah! Thank you so much 🙂 Yes…when one finds this place we all benefit…just as we heal when others heal! Thank you for adding your beautiful energy here! <3
Yes and yes again! Thank you, Lorrie. I may even return to re-read it! It’s one of those posts…
This is beautiful Lorrie, To find the silence within the solitude of the Morning Sunrise. Beautiful images.. and what a wonderful sight to greet one.. Many thanks my dear friend… I can say your words held a cleansing effect as I allowed the silence to bring back the balance..
Love and Hugs dear friend.. xxx <3 Sue
Right back to you Sue!!! I’m so happy these words could help you to cleanse…sometimes we have to release to make room for the good 🙂 I was so grateful to wake every morning and wait for the sun to crest the mountain. I was very aware of how blessed I was to be able to bask in that beauty. Here’s to cleansing…and growing <3. Much love to you!!
Thank you soooooo so much xxx <3
Oh your words are grace itself! And it’s so obvious that they come from an authentic place. Very beautiful and very pure. Thank you for sharing Lorrie. 🙂
Oh…Anjali…Thank you!! I’m honored by your words and heartfelt expression! And I just love the word “Grace!” It keeps coming up for me 🙂 If I were inclined to have a word of the year I think it would be Grace! I’m really happy you stopped by and that you were touched by these words <3
It keeps coming up for me too – and I pray it never stops! Thank you Lorrie for your lovely response :))
🙂 I LOVE your comment!! Yes…I pray it never stops also <3
so serene and lovely…<3 <3
😉 Thank you dear Neha <3
This is stunning…. I feel the peace in your words :). What a lovely place to spend the morning!!
Oh, Julie…it really was an incredibly beautiful and peaceful experience!! I’m so grateful!! Thanks for stopping by dear friend <3
How beautiful and serene, Lorrie! I can feel the peace.
Hi Tiny!! That makes me so happy because it is a gift I wish I could give to all!! Thank you so much! <3
Thank you for sharing this blissful blessing with us!
🙂 I am so happy to, JoAnne! Thank you for stopping by and for telling me <3