I realise the best sermon I’ve ever heard and the best worship experience I’ve ever had is not in a church building but in a reservoir park, surrounded by elements of Nature – the rain, the wind, the grass, the trees, the water, the clouds, the sky, the insects, the birds.
‘True happiness is found in simple, seemingly unremarkable things,
But to be aware of little, quiet things, you need to be quiet inside.
A high degree of alertness is required.
Be still. Look. Listen. Be present.
Bring awareness to the many subtle sounds of Nature –
the rustling of leaves in the wind,
the humming of an insect,
the first birdsong at dawn.
Give yourself completely to the act of listening.
Beyond the sounds there is something greater:
a sacred that cannot be understood through thought.;”
– Eckhart Tolle