Seeking Peace in Mother Nature

Rumah Hospice, Compound

If there is anything that I would like to do when my mind is unsettled, I would like to go back to Nature. Amongst the green trees, fresh air, chirping birds and screeching insects, I usually find serenity. I miss those days when I could go hiking to Pantai Kerachut. That was a good place for me to reenergize my inner self. After a leisurely forty five minutes hike, the sight and sound and smell of waves crashing into the beachside rocks never failed to invigorate my spirits.

The few times that I had the opportunity to be close to the jungle and the beach again, a sense of appreciation usually pervades. I like the tranquillity of a virgin forest and the powerful force of the sea. Both, although of contrasting characters, was exactly what I needed to discover myself again. Being in the presence of such wonder has never failed to impart in me a sense of gratitude and renewal, in body and spirit. One day, I hope I will be able to do the things that I have done as a teenager and rediscover the beauty of nature again.

For now, I can only be thankful for the occasional pockets of greeneries that still exist here. I found one at the Rumah Hospice compound. Amidst the non-stop traffic just outside its perimeter fencing, I found serenity again. The soothing sight of the trees virtually drowned out the incessant din of cars and motorcycles rushing to their destination outside. It was there that I found peace again, although for just a short moment only. It was sufficient to charge me up to do what I want to do for a while. That is the wonder of Mother Nature.

* This entry was posted at Bloggers are Morons for Blogathon 2005.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.