“Have you ever noticed that when you become fully present and alive to a sunrise – when everything else fades away and you just get lost in the rapture and enchantment of it that it becomes a doorway into something transcendent? Suddenly you are touching an unnamable peace and beauty. An indescribable feeling of freedom fills you, and a deep-seated contentedness washes through you like rain. Feelings of connectedness warmly radiate through every molecule of your being.
Your experience of that sunset point to the way things really are – peace, beauty, freedom, contentment, and connectedness. You have had these deep feelings before in the most ordinary moments like when a slight breeze blew across your face. Those deep feelings were pointing you toward what is most real about this world and your life.”
– Jim Palmer, Notes from (Over) the Edge