American Bison In Yellowstone National Park

The Ancient Conversation of Nature

My heart raced as the van slowed down; headlights reflecting primordial eyes.  It was 4am; I was on the Lamar River Bridge in Yellowstone National Park.  Suspended in midair, I stopped; waiting for the unknown to emerge.  Slowly the behemoth shadow took shape, as a full-grown North American Bison lumbered my way.  Alone, the bull kept to himself in his westbound lane.  Passing by, his glance turned toward me and our eyes met; I was instantaneously transported to that ancient place where the earth was formed and when animals could talk.

Nature has a profound way of returning us to our beginnings, to the innocence of creation, to the mystery of that which lies beyond.  With each season, it selflessly gives water, food, shelter and resources, meeting the diverse needs of human life and, if we pay attention, offering a universal perspective that invites us to live differently in the world – balanced, centered and whole.

Capturing the beauty of nature, Zen Soul Balance invites you to experience the awe and wonder of our planet through Sound Healing, Meditation and Yin Yoga.

Open your heart and mind to think differently about the planet and your relationship to it.

Live wild.  Be responsible.  Stay rooted. Love nature.

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Image and Article by Mark Carter