Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir
Last week we talked about ‘Chop wood, carry water – repetitive tasks’ and staying present in the moment. This week we are focussing on enjoying our tea moments while nurturing our nature connection. We need to experience nature to receive its gifts and connect with its energy and pulse.
Of course we can’t all leave work early and head off to the park or beach for the afternoon or enjoy a weekend retreat in the country. So we need to be able to find nature wherever we are; whether it’s the:
- spider web strung across the doorway,
- crows flying so effortlessly in the sky,
- the autumn leaves gliding slowly to the ground
- snowflake gently falling to rest on your tongue.
As children, we are in tune with these wonders and excited when we come across them. As adults, we are often too busy to take the time to be fully present and in awe. Tho think for a minute – the complexity of the spider web, the breath taking, color filled beauty of a fall sunny day – and oh those amazing snowflakes – rumor has it that every single one is different!
By nurturing the nature connections we feel more relaxed, less depressed, more physically fit. We heal quicker emotionally and physically, and tend to be more creative and at peace.
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein
When was the last time you felt in tune with nature; where you stopped to examine the intricate design of a spider’s web or leaf, watched a sunrise or sunset, watched the waves splash in and out or went on a nature walk?
Grab your Libre and get out there when you can and enjoy the ‘awe’ and ah ha’s of nature! Share with us how you experience your nature connection for a chance to win one of this week’s tea suggestions.
Congratulations to Susie B last week’s Chop Wood, Carry Water Tea Winner!