Looking back to the El Hierro experience in Belgium. The first two weeks I felt the strong nature energy of El Hierro like a bell around me and with me. It did filter all the impressions which used to drive me crazy, the noise, the chaotic movements in traffic, the hollow words and focus on consuming. I did feel much more inner stability and stillness then before, which makes everything more easy. That was where I have been yearning for, and what pushed me to look for unspoild silent places in nature. I realise how it did change me in a subtle indirect way. Just the being there did change me.
Not sure how long that will stay.
What touches me is to hear the familiar sounds of birds which I have heard all my life, the doves, the meryls. To see familiar trees, the fresh greenness of the young grass in the landscape and feel the pushing energy of spring after a cold winter. The trees have the first buds opening up showing tender new leafs and every day there are more flowers. So dear and familiar are these impressions.