Now is the perfect time to tap into the natural world that surrounds you. Surrounds us – the living beings we call humans. Touching nature brings with is a heightened sense of awareness and awareness is the key seeing through the lies – our skewed perception of reality, of truth. Awareness is how we move away from the lies and towards the truth.
Taking time out of your day, ok maybe that’s asking too much. How about taking time out of your week, to touch – connect – observe nature? It is also taking the time to touch – connect – observe one’s self. You see nature is within as much as it’s outside of us. Nature moves, breaths, lives, dies and interweaves back on itself in the same manner humans move, breathe, live, die and interweave with all that is.
Touching nature is another way of saying… pause, get curious and learn about the cycles of life in and around you. Build a relationship with the non-human ‘things’ that live amongst you. Enhance your awareness of life, death and rebirth. The ever and always changing impermanence of this world.
Most people think they have to immerse themselves in the woods, out in the wilderness to touch nature but honestly, you can connect with nature by walking through your neighborhood with intentional and mindful awareness. Heck, you can even build a relationship with the nature – and all that is non-human – in your own backyard.
Walk, sit, breathe with no predetermined destination, agenda or goal. Only observe through curiosity and wonder. Opening all your senses with owl eyes (wide lense). Notice, feel, see the intricate movement and delicate dance at play.
Nature is energy. You are energy. Nature’s energy is healing to your energy. Here are just some of the benefits from spending more time in nature…
- relieves stress
- boosts immune system
- grounding earthing when bare skin in on the Earth
- strengthens eyesight
- expands your senses
- increases serotonin
- improves mood
- raises energy levels
Begin to SEE and FEEL nature – you and all the non-human living ‘things’ – as one. as connected to the same planet, the same energy field. Sharing the same space, the same air. the same everything.
Can you tell which photos were taken in my neighborhood and those taken in the depths of the forests? If I wasn’t the photographer, I would not know either.
Tell me how you bring nature into your life.