Where is your Eden?

I’m currently sitting on one of my favorite places in the world, a simple mound of earth overlooking a simple pond. This for me has been a place of refuge over the last four years. One of the best ways I find to reflect and pray is to simply escape the hustle and bustle of life, to find a place where no one else dwells and enjoy the stillness and peace of creation in an almost Eden like way. Maybe its because I am a man and like Adam I am destined to the wilderness but I can’t think of many better places to hear from God than creation itself.
As I sat today I reflected on the times I’ve spent here escaping life. Sometimes I’ve been joyful other times I’ve been sad but everytime I come back I have more scars to show and more wisdom to bring, the journey of life played back is an interesting experience. On reflecting deeper its been amazing to see the way God has been teaching me without me realising and just stopping and being in intentional community with God gives a clearer picture of what he is already doing in me.
I wonder if you have a sacred place, a place where the abiltity to stop and disengage from the world exists. For me its been one of the best things I’ve ever done and I wish I spent more time been still, even if just once a month. For one day spent in the courts of the king is better than thousands elsewhere. I’m only just starting to appreciate that.