The Calm After the Storm

a burn in spate flowing over stones in autumn

After a wet and windy few days, it was good to wake up to calmness. Even better to spend time walking around the Glenmore Forest, breathing in the fresh, crisp, pine air.

Calmness is a wonderful, underrated thing. Something I learned rather slowly, after realising that living on your nerves is tiring and not always productive. At my ripe young age, I’m still told that I work with a high level of energy, adding a deliberate edge of calmness to make sure the main points land as a lasting memory and call to action.

Like the weather, it’s good for us to balance the calm and the storm. And keep control of how we respond to what’s around us.

a mountain stream flowing through the forest in the autumn sun
brown heater and grass in a clearing in the forest

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By Paul Tran

Paul Tran helps people think and do things differently through training, facilitation, coaching writing and music. He enjoys spending time in nature, on beaches and mountains.