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From a sailboat at various times and various points along the Atlantic ICW. My general response is to worship the Father to whom I credit their creation.
On a trip to hawaii. We were sitting on the beach waiting for the sun go down. I have never seen a more beautiful sunset and my whole entire body felt at peace. I felt grateful to just be alive looking at something so beautiful. It made me think of how beautiful this world is and felt the amazing creation of God through the rays of that sunset.
Sailing across the sea on a night sail, silent, on wind power. A crisp clear night with intense star light. Approaching sight of land, day dawned, the sun rose and a porpoise said hello. There is really no me when the enormity of beauty like this cascades into my bones.
To arise early enough in the morning, to see the sunrise, is truly a gift seldom seen. I feel a quiet connection between me and God, a private moment no one knows about. Though I have so much I want to talk about and say to God, at this time, I can only whisper a quiet thank you.
My sunsets tell a different story. For when I see them, I’m elated…I made it through another day! And God is there, quietly smiling, I feel blessed and deeply loved. And again, all I can really say, is another quiet thank you, with bowed head.
Both reminders, so needed, so grateful, so soothing.
I used to take my two dogs for a walk at 4:30 in the morning, long before the sun came up. One morning I went off our usual path and walked across across a field just as the sun was approaching dawn.
There was a man across the field, standing on his hands facing towards the sun in a lotus position, the sunrise was orange and hot pink due to the fires east of the range. I was awestruck, one at his strength and sun salutation. but also the awareness that the lotus pose symbolizes true enlightenment, pure beauty and abundance.
What a way to start your day, I felt blessed to have witnessed this and now to remember. Many thanks for the question.
There is nothing like an Arizona sunset …
When being gifted with witnessing a beautiful sunrise or sunset, it feels awe inspiring, it just makes you stand still and t0 be still, as if your breath almost would cease, the heart´s eyes wide open while facing the wonder of the mystical unfolding of light in divine colors right in front of you.
When i recall this sort of thing i recall being a part of it.
Every day, the sun rise. Every day is unique and different – fresh and new. An awe and wonder. An invitation to a bigger view of self, after all to see the sun, you need to become the sun.
From my balcony on Friday Nov 26 – see the picture in the Lounge. The rose and blue colors were much more vivid – wonderfully so – and there were extra bright bits of rose light in a horizontal row, with God’s rays radiating up from them, toward the left – they were subtle – you can see them in the upper right section of the photo. I’ve never seen God’s rays like that. It was a wonderfully powerful experience.
nice pic. I wish I had more time to participate in the Lounge – I only have time for the daily question and off to work. One day I look forward to participating on there with everyone too:)
Thanks, Michele – work is important! 🙂
It’s been a while, and I love sunsets! If the weather allows for it, I will try to witness tomorrow’s sunset and update my answer!
More than once from the shores of Lake Michigan. People gather at the beach just to watch the sun “falling into the lake” ever so slowly. It makes me feel privileged and included, to be at the shore at that moment. A time of grace.
The most beautiful sunrise I’ve experienced was on the beach in Truro, Massachusetts (cape cod) many years ago. It made me feel hopeful for the future.
When I think of awesome sunrises and sunsets, I think of southern Arizona where I lived for 7 years. There are no big trees to block the sky and the sunrise and sunset is breathtaking. I always remind myself that the sun that rises and sets on me is the same sun every other form of life is experiencing on any given day. Brother son, Sister moon comes to mind.
I like being in tune with the rhythms of nature, the sunrise, sunset, the weather, the seasons, the waning and waxing of daylight throughout the year, and even the phases of the moon. I don’t actively watch them all, but I watched a sunrise just a week ago where red danced on the clouds. Usually instead I listen to the sunrise – with the birds – and watch the day creep in from the vantage of a southern window.
My kitchen window looks out to the west, and at certain times of the year we catch every sunset as we clean up from dinner.
The sunrise and sunset is just part of the whole connection to the earth. There is something in every day that helps me to feel grounded and connected to it, whether or not I see the sunrise or sunset. The grounding makes me feel at peace and happy.
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