Return to wholeness through nature
Imagine walking through a forest with the trickling flow of water from a stream, overlooking a landscape filled with lush trees and plants.
It can feel so calming, so peaceful.
Being in the presence of nature realigns your energy.
I find it brings me back to my senses.
Just through simple observation of what is seen, concentration on what is heard. Directing my attention to the smells of surrounding plants and vegetation.
There is scientific evidence that suggests a strong connection to nature enhances emotional wellbeing.
Benefits Of Being In Nature
First, the cognitive adjustment in how we think and function is a complimentary benefit. The step of taking a break from electronic screen time and exposure to everyday tasks. Allowing the mind to relax and settle into a peaceful state.
Second, simply taking the initiative to get outside into a space where the senses can be awakened to ascend into a ritual of mindful surrender.
The natural sounds in nature such as birds, wind, etc, have a calming effect throughout the mind and body.
Third, the experience deepens your connection to the natural world and shifts overall mood in the process.
The effects can be noticed with reduced stress, lower blood pressure, immediately improve concentration and focus, and the release of endorphins which contribute feeling a sense of wellbeing.
Fourth, the experience offers a deeper connection to life. A deeper connection to self.
With that felt connection is the soothing effect it has on mental health.
The ability to relieve anxiety in the moment, to bring calmness in the mind and body.
Nature provides presence with the wonder, possibility, and beauty for the creation of life.
It allows you to surrender to something greater.
An understanding that being alive is enough.
It teaches you about life. You notice the movement from the wind. You see the curiosity in how things grow. Exploration in how these living things adapt and thrive in their environments. There is a powerful possibility in it’s grandeur.
There is an eternal gratitude for nature as the sole supplier to our survival with food, water, shelter, medicine and materials.
It is part of the contributing factors to what brings joy in life.