One of the truly great blessings of living in the middle of the Redwood forest of Northern California is the pure beauty of creation. To have the honor of standing in the midst of a forest that is filled with trees that have seen over 200 generations of humans is awe inspiring. To know that trees that are but an inch tall now will be a living giant two millenniums from now is something my human brain strains to even be able to envision. Yet it is so.
There are many great men who have said these things so much better than I will ever be able too.
Men such as John Muir, who wrote these words: In God's wildness lies the hope of the world - the great fresh unblighted, unredeemed wilderness. The galling harness of civilization drops off, and wounds heal ere we are aware.
Men such as the son of King David, Solomon, who become a king himself, instilled within us truths such as "Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure."
Often times in life there are events which we face that tend to present uncertainty about the future, that cause us to stop the automated forward movement of life and focus on a singularity, which appear to be as if our world has become covered in a haze of fog. Which options you choose, which direction you go, and what light is allowed to shine through is the true definition of who you are.