There is something about a deserted beach on a misty morning that increases self awareness and reflection. The clouds, with the sun shining through in soft focus, the wet sand, and the sound of the waves create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Standing here, I can feel part of all of the elements: the fire of the sun, the water of the ocean, the breezy air and the sandy earth. There is a sense of unity with nature that soothes the soul; releases fear, grief, and anxiety; and creates thoughtfulness and serenity. It's a gift and it is free. Take yourself to the ocean and see for yourself.