Mother nature comes up from behind and whispers in my ear: Clear your mind. Breathe deeply and let go. Feel the air fill your lungs. Blood absorbing the oxygen and feeding your body. This is your truth. It is the breath and the focus of the mind on simply breathing with a clear mind; hearing the wind whistle past the ears. The rustling leaves. Bird songs in the distance. At every level, nature is working to maintain the balance whether we can see it or not. I have a part to play. My part is to be clear of mind and open. To accept life on life’s terms.