These are the mighty Pyrenées Mountains, the border between France and Spain that stretch from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Mediterranean in the east. Our Retreat Centre, Les Sources Sacrées, is 90 minutes north of this border, we literally live in the foothills of the mountains, sometimes also called Les Petits Pyrenées.
On a clear day, should you look southwards, the horizon is filled from east to west by row upon row of majestic snow-capped peaks. We consider ourselves exceptionally blessed to have such beauty in our backyard.
At Les Sources Sacrées (the sacred springs), we host personal empowerment workshops. During our guided walking meditations, we often pause and encourage our guests to find a peaceful spot facing these magnificent mountains for a spot of morning meditation. Looking at the mountains often makes me think of a Bible verse I learnt as a child:
I will lift my eyes up to the mountains, from where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD, who made Heaven and Earth!