When was the last time you got up early enough to watch the sunrise? And, no, I don’t mean peaking out your window. I mean, sitting outside on your private deck, wrapped up in your fluffy white bathrobe or blanket, sitting in solitude, and watching the sunrise from start to finish. From the point where the stars are bright until the last of the circle is above the horizon. There’s just something about having a flat landscape and being able to see the entire scope of the horizon that makes it special – being able to watch the whole world wake up.
One of the characteristics of modern life seems to be that we are moving at an ever-increasing pace. There is more to life than increasing its speed. Life has a lot of simple things you can enjoy. But if you move too fast you will overlook most of them. Sometimes in life we must hurry. But overall, life should be less hurrying and more noticing. Life is the present. There is a beauty and clarity that comes from the simplicity of standing still and watching a sunrise.