Blog – Saturday Night on the Beach in Queenstown, New Zealand
This evening as we walked back to the hotel from dinner.
We hear the music playing by the beach head and we quietly walk down to listen and partake of a spectacular sunset peeking through the clouds and making the mountainous landscape in the distance like a scene out of a blockbuster movie. The lighting was perfect, the diffusion of the light over the humid lake was pretty as a postcard. The birds were flying overhead, and the ducks were swimming peacefully as the crowds strolled about in perfect symmetry with the pulse and pace of the land, the water, the wind, and the sunset.
No one was rushing. In fact, people were quietly sitting on the walls looking out at this magical moment, in silence and utter contentment. The land here has such a powerful energy that it pulls even the tourists into reverent silence and peaceful contemplation. Even with music playing in the background the sense of serenity was deep and it penetrated everyone and everything.
The birds and ducks moved in harmony with the people. No obnoxious souls were trying to tease or torture these creatures and they felt safe to be with us in this flow that had a power that could be felt by all, touched, and breathed in. There was a oneness and a very special type of peace that was alive and vibrant, respectful, and honoring.
This is the type of world that clearly can be created when the focus is on the wellbeing of the land and all those that share this space together.
I believe that we can do this in America. But much will have to change to allow us to shift this drastically. Being in this space shows that it can be done. That gives me hope.