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weekly photo challenge: serenity

eiffel tower
location: bourges, france
 
“life is difficult.” that’s how m. scott peck, author of the road less traveled, began his famous book.

“this is a great truth,” he continued. “it is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. once we truly know that life is difficult — once we truly understand and accept it — then life is no longer difficult. because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.”

when times get tough and give us the feeling that enough is enough, we need to find a way to cope from it all. some do it by wasting themselves in liquor or drugs. some do it by talking to themselves or to imaginary people. some do it by taking their own lives and the lives of others. some do it by taking a walk or hike literally or figuratively. i guess we do whatever works. but like most of you, i belong to the latter category.

walking or hiking is good for our health and well-being. for one thing, it helps clear our mind of excess baggage and regain its flexibility. it’s especially true when we step into nature and open ourselves to its wonder and amazing grace. it’s indeed the best route to take when we want our sanity and serenity back.

the above picture was taken while hiking in the marshland of bourges, considered the greenest city in france. a city proud of its ancient past, it used to be the capital of the province of aquitaine at the end of the roman empire. it’s located in the loire valley in central france about two and a half hour drive from paris.

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