Often we find ourselves overwhelmed by the tasks at hand and in turn forget the beauty of this world, of life. Sometimes shifting from a cluttered state of mind to one of clarity can seem impossible. Maybe you try to take a walk or sit along the ocean, yet still the escape is only momentary.

I have found that at moments like this, it may take a dramatic short-term change in someones life in order to clear the mind and in this way heal the body and empower the soul.

A retreat in nature can offer this change of lifestyle and change of mindset. As we begin to connect with the spirit of the land, our analytical minds calm and begin to be aware of not just the overwhelming beauty of nature, but of the beauty of each leaf, every river and all the flowers.

When we are able to practice this awareness and see the energy flowing around us, then it becomes very difficult to worry about that work presentation due next week or what to cook for dinner. If we can remember the power of the world around us, we can face every obstacle, big and small, with a sense of self-confidence. This confidence arises from the realization that we are a part of something much larger then ourselves; that we can utilize the energy of the trees, waters, and flowers. In this state of mind it is very difficult to become overwhelmed … at least in the negative sense.

So if you are finding yourself constantly stressed and cluttered, it may be a good time to step away from your routine and head to a place to which you feel drawn. Create a change in your life that will help you focus on the bigger picture.

Fit Soul, Fit Body
June 19–21

Six-time Ironman world champion Mark Allen and world-renowned shaman and healer Brant Secunda lead an extraordinary weekend that dives deeper into their award-winning book Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You.

Originally published on fitsoul-fitbody.com; reposted with permission.

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