Creation is our first and final cathedral. Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing. The world is no “contest” any more, but as Mary Oliver says, “the doorway into thanks.”
Taking in the glory of nature at the top of a mountain peak, joining in a song of worship or viewing a breathtakingly beautiful piece of art are some of the experiences that fill us with awe and make us feel most alive. And according to new research, moments like this are both spiritually invigorating and good for our physical and mental health.