The pictures above were taken in Big Basin Redwoods state park. Three other residents and I backpacked and slept in the deep serenity of these mammoth trees. We explored the waterfalls near our campsite and meditated high on a hill overlooking a vast canopy of green. Over time, we felt the nagging obsession over our to-do lists melt away, and our hearts and minds harmonizing with the innate rhythms of the natural world. We learned once again the peace of simply BEING.