Why does nature connect us, free us, draw us in?

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Night Falls
Photograph by Phil Hawkins, National Geographic Your Shot
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Take a walk in the woods, away from traffic, people, bills, congestion, deadlines.
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Why do we feel calmer, more connected, more at ease?
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Bring awareness to this space. We slow down our thinking, our judging.
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What we see, hear, smell and sense heightens!
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We are more right brained, more intuitive, more present, unless we get lost in thought.
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Worry, doubt, fear, performance and anger can follow us.
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Try focusing on the breath while out in nature.
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Let your senses dominate your being.
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Bring awareness to all that your eyes can see.
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Just see, not judge what is in front of you.
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It will take time to bring this kind of awareness to city life, to your job, to public existence.
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Our goal is to increase awareness, to increase being present, empty and free.
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It happens in small increments not sudden, enormous epiphanies.
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We are tortoises on the path to happiness, awareness.
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on April 15, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Amazing photo.

    I think of awareness like the scene in “The Wizard of Oz”. Before Dorothy’s house landed on the wicked witch, everything was black and white. She opens the door – and all is in technicolor!! Taking in all she see’s in amazement. Awareness!

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