Why is that like a moth to a flame, we flock to wide open spaces ?
We do this so often that even the department of transportation has included, “scenic view” signs along the sides of the road.
This magnetic reaction, it’s an instinct.
In times of high stress, you have likely found yourself googling nature sounds to listen to. Images of nature are seen among screensavers, Instagram accounts and even framed pictures as art up along our indoor walls.
Why do we subconsciously turn to nature in times of inner turmoil?
Why? Because we are rooted in nature.
We Are Nature.
Think about moments you’ve experienced outdoors where a feeling of ultimate joy just over took you. As Florence Williams mentions in her book The Nature Fix, nature is the ONLY place we experience those awakening, awe moments of life.
It’s where our minds calm down, our thoughts become crystal clear and happiness takes over our being.
But have you ever actually wondered why this happens? What is it about being in nature that brings this out of the human spirit?
It happens here….because nature it is rooted into our very being. No matter how much we try to remove ourselves from it. We come from nature and we are nature. We are in our real home, when in wild places.
Which is why preserving and protecting the land is necessary. Especially open wide protected areas.
As our technology advances, we seem to be drifting more and more away from nature. In fact it feels like our society will have us forget…that we are nature.
The more we forget and miss out on experiences of feeling the joy in nature, the more the land may get taken away from us.
As, I’m in the beginning stages of starting this blog, this is the motivation behind my actions, thoughts and words. This is the idea behind, nature bodhi.
Nature Bodhi is a bridge. It’s the connection between the people and land, through personal stories.
So, please join me along for this most important ride and subscribe.