Sometimes we get so caught up life’s dramas, don’t we? We slide through our days preoccupied with unhappy thoughts, fretting over the past, worrying over the future, and despite our highly connected world, we feel deeply disconnected from ourselves.
It’s too easy to live a distracted life. It’s easy to forget our personal priorities and fall into the habit of letting life carry us along.
But there is a simple thing we can do to find more peace and clarity. It’s so simple, we often forget just how important it is. Spending time in nature.
Consciously making the decision to take care of ourselves and find joy in the simple things can help us reconnect to our values, and offers a sense of calm in the often frantic pace of life.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
Spending time in nature is a simple way to nurture ourselves. To remind us how small our lives and our worries really are. Nature connects us to something grand and beautiful and spiritual.
Our physical, emotional, and spiritual health is deeply connected to the world around us. We forget this as we rush through our lives. Spending time in nature is part of slowing down and living more joyfully.
Finding Spirituality in Nature
It has been many years since I visited a church. Raised in a catholic family, I enjoyed the beautiful rhythms and rituals of the catholic mass. I felt closer to my creator when I was in church.
I was thinking of spirituality in my life recently, and realized I have found a new church. Outside surrounded by the sky, clouds, and trees is where I feel closer to the creator.
There comes a sense of majestic awe, love, and gratitude for the abundance in my life. These things are intangible, and cannot be measured in sermons, or hymns sung.
Years ago, I found comfort and nature is where I spent my days weeping for the loss of my father. Walking through a quiet forest, my heart full of grief, I found peace. When my mind is cluttered with sadness, anger, fear, or worry, nature brings me back.
If you find yourself feeling lost, overwhelmed, and disconnected – find a quiet place in nature to walk or just sit. Make the conscious choice to nurture yourself in this way.
When your mind is cluttered with sadness, anger, fear, or worry, let nature bring you back to joy.
I go to Nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put together.
Where do you find your peace and sanctuary?