That is the treasure I seek in these places.
When I am here, there is no future. There is no past.
There is simply now.
I don’t agonize over missed opportunities. I don’t question decisions I have made. I don’t stress over upcoming deadlines. I don’t yearn for something different.
I simply experience the moment. This moment. The one I am feeling with my mind, heart, body, and soul. Here and now.
Somehow, these places make it easy for me to do that.
They delight my eyes with wondrous and expansive beauty, my ears with subtle and timeless sounds, my nose with rich and crisp scents.
They test the limits of my mind and body. My lungs and muscles burn in a combination of pleasure and pain. I focus on that, both pleased and disappointed by what my body is capable of doing. Of the places it can take me.
How could there be room for anything but this moment?