Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
One summer, many years ago, I had the opportunity to go hiking in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We went to a place called Elk Tooth, a mountain 12,848 feet tall. You can see a picture of it here. We were out in the wilds, camping under the stars (and rain) for a week. Unfortunately I didn't get to actually climb to the top of Elk Tooth. Because of time restraints only a few us could go, so we drew lots and, alas, mine was not one of the winners.
I don't regret it though. It was awesome being up in those mountains, climbing snow-packed fields, learning how to wield an ice ax, fishing in a high mountain pond, belaying and rappelling off a cliff face, traversing a log across a mountain stream that spanned a gulch some 20 feet deep....Sometimes it was hard going, it made us reach beyond what we thought our limits were. It made us over-come different fears, different anxieties. It made me think of the pioneering men, women and children who had gone before. It challenged and rewarded.
For a time we could have been the only people in the world, so isolated did it seem. This is me, two days into the hike, nature's peace flowing into me.
When was the last time you were so far away from civilization that you couldn't hear or see anything in the way buildings or people? Did it bring peace or did it make you anxious?