Nirvana

I was sitting on my bench in the garden this morning, just me and my couple of bellies when I had a ‘Nirvana’ moment. The sun was shining and although there was a bit of a cool breeze, everything was just lovely. It’s quite rural around these parts, it’s just over 2 miles to the end of the road and there is the occasional traffic that passes through, but not too often. I had just finished a mug of tea, the first of many of the day when the sound of silence suddenly hit me.

Lucky

Immediately, I was thinking just how lucky am I. Sat here in paradise wanting for nothing at all. The morning had started with me perusing the usual social media haunts, especially Facebook and Instagram. I don’t know why I do it, the negativity and downright nastiness, not from everybody, but from a lot of people leaves me drained and upset at times. So fresh air and a mug of tea were required.

Just Wonderful

The stillness was just beautiful. Then the sound of birdsong, a huge variety of tweets and whistles, Swallows, House Martins and a few Red Kites flying overhead. The colours of the flowers in full bloom are so gorgeous. I could be anywhere in the world, but I am home and there’s no better feeling. All the earlier aggression and negativity were gone and the feeling of happiness was in control.

Heaven

I can’t remember a time when I sat down and felt so at peace with everything. I’ve heard about it happening to others on many occasions, but never to me. The only way I can describe it is it must be the closest thing to heaven that anyone can feel. Well, I hope that’s how heaven feels when I have to check-in.

Lunching

The rest of the day was as lovely as the morning up until the clouds moved in around 6:00 pm. We even ate lunch in the garden, I had cockles with bread and butter and my wife had a salad sandwich all washed down with another mug of tea. After a little bit of tidying up with the strimmer, I went back to my bench and sat there until the rain moved me on. At times, Debbie joined me and we both talked about how fortunate we are to be living this life.

Wonderful

There’s something about being in and with nature and sitting with Mother Earth that is unlike any feeling I have ever experienced. A warm sun, blue skies, flowers with beautiful colours and the birds and bees all combine to make paradise. As Louis Armstrong sang, ‘What A Wonderful World.’

I always put a link at the end of my posts, but I wasn’t sure this time what I could post. So here’s a link to a website called Gardens of Heaven.

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71 Comments
  • Sadje
    August 2, 2022

    Very nice.

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      Thank you, Sadie. 😊

  • valenciartist
    August 2, 2022

    Splendid!

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      Thank you. 😊

  • Anonymous
    August 2, 2022

    Certainly an uplifting moment well described

  • harmonykentonline
    August 2, 2022

    Lovely! πŸ’•πŸ™‚

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      Thank you, Harmony. 😊

  • Going Batty in Wales
    August 2, 2022

    That sounds a magical day Trev! Did you know that in Japan you can be prescribed ‘Forest Bathing’? A walk in the forest because of all the health benefits it brings and gardening, getting your hands in the earth is good for you too. Like you I live where there is hardly any noise from the man made world – just the wind int he leaves, the muttering of the stream and birdsong. It does me good too.

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      Thank you. I have never heard of β€˜Forest Bathing.’ It sounds excellent. I’m glad you’re feeling the benefits too. 😊

  • delphini510
    August 2, 2022

    How true your post rings with me, such a heaven you describe. It is rather like the place I am now. All is nature around. The peace and the sounds from trees, birds, bees and other rustling little beings…….and so to dream , and so to be. Thanks for this dreamy and yet real post.

    Miriam

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      Thank you, Miriam. You have described it better than me. Enjoy your piece of heaven. 😊

  • Anonymous
    August 2, 2022

    You look very contented

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      I am, thank you. 😊

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      Thank you and yes, I was. πŸ™‚

  • June Lorraine Roberts
    August 2, 2022

    Such a lovely day:-)

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      It truly was, June. Thank you. πŸ™‚

  • Jim Flanigan
    August 2, 2022

    Sounds like a wonderful day.

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      It certainly was, Jim, thank you. πŸ™‚

  • Yetismith
    August 2, 2022

    You’re so right Trev about Nature and silence. I love standing with the sun on my face, listening to wind in the trees as well as birdsong. And I am also very fortunate to be living in a place where I can enjoy it. Even on overcast days, like today, there is always something to lift the heart. I think of the billions who are not so fortunate, who I cannot help and it makes me enjoy what I have all the more. It would be a crime not to, I think. So glad you have a slice of heaven.

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      Thank you so much, Yeti. We are very fortunate. I never in my wildest dreams thought we would end up living in such a heaven. πŸ™‚

  • John
    August 2, 2022

    Sounds like a wonderful day, Trev!

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      It certainly was, John. Thank you. πŸ™‚

  • SusanR
    August 2, 2022

    You are indeed lucky. I have to go to the mountains to find a similar experience.

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      Thank you, Susan. I hope the mountains aren’t too far away? πŸ™‚

  • Peter's pondering
    August 2, 2022

    Sounds just perfect Trev. I don’t much like the idea of doctors prescribing a forest bath. They may send people where I am!!!!!!!

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      Thank you, Peter. Lol, I’m sure they’ll be in their own forests. πŸ™‚

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    August 2, 2022

    Trev, how wonderful that you’ve discovered your own piece of heaven in your garden! Mother Earth has that effect on us when we are truly present to her natural beauty πŸ™‚

    • Trev
      August 2, 2022

      Thank you, Rosaliene, I am so fortunate. πŸ™‚

  • Herb
    August 3, 2022

    Beautiful and poetic. I felt peaceful just reading it. I thought there was no describing days like that but here you’ve done it.

    • Trev
      August 3, 2022

      Thank you, Herb. 😊

  • Bung Yeromi
    August 3, 2022

    Luar biasa dan tertarik

  • Anonymous
    August 3, 2022

    What a wonderfully happy post.

    I’ve been in my spot for forty six years and not a day goes by that I’m not thankful for all I see and hear around me.
    You and I, and Debbie of course are the lucky ones – we’re so fortunate to live where we live and to acknowledge and appreciate all that we have.

    • SueW
      August 3, 2022

      The anonymous comment was from me Trev, SueW. Why ??? it does this from time to time is mystery.

      • Trev
        August 3, 2022

        Thank you again, Sue, I thought it was you. One of my niggling technicalities with WordPress that I have never been able to work out. It does it to me too on occasions. Thank you for you kind words. 😊

    • Trev
      August 3, 2022

      Thank you, Sue. Life really can give us hard lessons and yet, the good days outweigh the bad ten fold. It’s wonderful to appreciate where we are and the strange way it all came about. Thank you, Sue. 😊

  • Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    August 3, 2022

    Trev, I felt in sync with your experiences this quiet morning. Lovely photo of you in your garden. Thank you for sharing! <3

    • Trev
      August 3, 2022

      Thank you, Cheryl, kind words. 😊

  • luisa zambrotta
    August 3, 2022

    It is a great feeling! I felt something similar years ago as I was cycling a road through the flowering fields. I think it was ecstasy

    • Trev
      August 3, 2022

      Thank you, Luisa. Indeed, a wonderful feeling. I think the word ecstasy is a great description for it. 😊

  • Avi kumr
    August 4, 2022

    This is really nice to read, You’ve nice day.

    • Trev
      August 4, 2022

      Thank you, Avi. 😊

  • Don't Lose Hope
    August 6, 2022

    I love this post, Trev. It’s so good to stop and enjoy the beauty all around, and to be grateful that we’re able to experience it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Trev
      August 6, 2022

      Thank you, that’s very kind of you. 😊

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  • shankjoejoe
    August 6, 2022

    Sounds like a vacation! Yes, facebook is the perfect place for negativity! Both positive & negative! 😊😊😊

    • Trev
      August 6, 2022

      Thank you 😊

  • guyleneiswriting
    August 7, 2022

    The picture of you smiling on your bench is very warming. I think we realize only too rarely how lucky we are to be on this planet in the first place.
    I remember a quote from the novel “The Idiot” by Dostoevskij, where the protagonist said something like: “how can you see a tree and not be happy to see it?”.
    Have a nice Sunday.

    • Trev
      August 7, 2022

      Thank you very much, I appreciate your kind words 😊

  • Bear Humphreys
    August 8, 2022

    Lovely. We’re similarly rural, locals, farm traffic and lost tourists only. I sit on my bench watching our currently resident swallows feeding acrobatically, then swooping into the garage where there’s a number of active nests in the rafters. Sadly not long until I’ll be in there cleaning up after them, dirty buggers – they don’t even leave me a tip…

    • Trev
      August 8, 2022

      Thank you, Bear. We have House Martins and although their nest is on the outside wall of the house, they do leave an awful mess on the path below. It’s still nice to see them arrive every May, a sign that summer is on its way too. 😊

  • redhotnovels
    August 10, 2022

    Love it πŸ₯°

    • Trev
      August 10, 2022

      Thank you. 😊

  • mitchteemley
    August 10, 2022

    Ah, my friend, thank you for taking us there with you.

    • Trev
      August 10, 2022

      Thank you, Mitch. πŸ™‚

  • HATΔ°CE BUSE GÜL
    August 18, 2022

    I think your write is perfect πŸŽ—οΈπŸ‘Œ

    • Trev
      August 18, 2022

      Thank you 😊

  • Athira
    August 23, 2022

    Beautiful

    • Trev
      August 23, 2022

      Thank you πŸ™πŸ˜Š

  • Anonymous
    August 23, 2022

    Thank you Sir for being my follower since April 25,2022. God bless you

    • Trev
      August 23, 2022

      😊

  • #hhhigh
    August 24, 2022

    Beautiful day describing by a wonderful man. God bless you πŸ™

    • Trev
      August 24, 2022

      Thank you very much for your kind words. 😊

  • Barbara Alley Hoyle
    September 3, 2022

    Ahhh, paradise indeed – looking forward to nothing at all, just enjoying the silence of creation as the birds flutter, dance, sing and dazzle us with their agility. WELL DONE for an old Sod! May God’s blessings continue to heap upon you.

    • Trev Jones
      September 10, 2022

      Thank you, Babara. Sorry for the delay in writing, but for some reason your comment only just appeared. Thank you again. πŸ™‚

  • lastflyingcow
    September 30, 2022

    This post really resonates!
    The morning had started with me perusing the usual social media haunts, especially Facebook and Instagram. I don’t know why I do it, the negativity and downright nastiness, not from everybody, but from a lot of people leaves me drained and upset at times.

    I concur.
    I can’t say why I do it… But I do!

    Keep well Sir

    • Trev
      September 30, 2022

      Thank you. I am exactly the same, every morning and yes, nothing but nastiness and we are all doomed. Thank you again for your kind words. 😊

  • Americaoncoffee
    November 8, 2022

    A Nirvana moment becomes a Nirvana hour that can leap over all time frames, into the doors of Heaven’s eternity.

    • Trev
      November 8, 2022

      Thank you and you’re right. 😊

  • neco333
    November 17, 2022

    πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸŒˆ

    • Trev
      November 17, 2022

      Thank you 😊